nasal nerve


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na·so·cil·i·ar·y nerve

[TA]
a branch of the ophthalmic nerve [CN V1] in the superior orbital fissure, passing through the orbit, giving rise to the communicating branch to the ciliary ganglion, the long ciliary nerves, the posterior and anterior ethmoidal nerves, and terminating as the infratrochlear and nasal branches, which supply the mucous membrane of the nose, the skin of the tip of the nose, and the conjunctiva.
Synonym(s): nervus nasociliaris [TA], nasal nerve

nasal nerve

Any of the medial, lateral, and external nasal nerves that are sensory branches of the nasociliary nerve. They enter the top of the nasal cavities and innervate the internal walls of the nose.
See also: nerve
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Resection of the posterior nasal nerve involved suppression of the secretagogue motor and the inhibition of neurogenic inflammation induced by parasympathetic and sensory denervation demonstrated by biopsy of the inferior turbinate 3-4 months after surgery [3].
Han et al carried out a cadaveric anatomic study of the external nasal nerve. (2) They found that the nerve's point of exit from the distal nasal bone was located 6.5 to 8.5 mm lateral to the nasal midline.
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