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Term:
oculomotor nerve morphogenesis (GO:0021622)
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Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
abducens nerve morphogenesis +   
accessory nerve morphogenesis +  
cranial ganglion morphogenesis +  
cranial nerve formation +   
cranial nerve structural organization +   
facial nerve morphogenesis +   
glossopharyngeal nerve morphogenesis +   
hypoglossal nerve morphogenesis +   
oculomotor nerve maturation 
oculomotor nerve morphogenesis +   
The process in which the anatomical structure of the oculomotor nerve is generated and organized. This motor nerve innervates all extraocular muscles except the superior oblique and the lateral rectus muscles. The superior division supplies the levator palpebrae superioris and superior rectus muscles. The inferior division supplies the medial rectus, inferior rectus and inferior oblique muscles. This nerve also innervates the striated muscles of the eyelid. Pupillary constriction and lens movement are mediated by this nerve for near vision. In the orbit the inferior division sends branches that enter the ciliary ganglion where they form functional contacts (synapses) with the ganglion cells. The ganglion cells send nerve fibers into the back of the eye where they travel to ultimately innervate the ciliary muscle and the constrictor pupillae muscle.
olfactory nerve morphogenesis +   
optic nerve morphogenesis +   
trigeminal nerve morphogenesis +   
trochlear nerve morphogenesis +   
vagus nerve morphogenesis +   
vestibulocochlear nerve morphogenesis +   

Synonyms
Related Synonyms: CN III morphogenesis
Definition Sources: GO_REF:0000021, GOC:cls, GOC:dgh, GOC:dph, GOC:jid, ISBN:0838580343

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