Facial Motor Nucleus

The facial motor nucleus is a collection of neurons in the brainstem that belong to the facial nerve (cranial nerve VII). These lower motor neurons innervate the muscles of facial expression and the stapedius.

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Facial Motor Nucleus - Additional Images
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