External nasal nerve

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External nasal nerve
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Sensory areas of the head, showing the general distribution of the three divisions of the fifth nerve. (Nasal nerve labeled at center left.)
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The sphenopalatine ganglion and its branches.
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Latin Rami nasales externi nervi infraorbitalis
From ophthalmic nerve (anterior ethmoidal nerve)
Innervates nose
Identifiers
Dorlands
/Elsevier
r_02/12691092
TA A14.2.01.034
FMA 52688
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The external nasal nerve (or external nasal branches) are terminal branches of the anterior ethmoidal nerves (from the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve), and provide sensory innervation to the skin of the lower half of the nose and of the septum mobile nasi.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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