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Facial Nerve Diseases MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Facial Nerve Diseases
Tree Number(s)
C07.465.299
C10.292.319
Unique ID
D005155
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005155
Scope Note
Diseases of the facial nerve or nuclei. Pontine disorders may affect the facial nuclei or nerve fascicle. The nerve may be involved intracranially, along its course through the petrous portion of the temporal bone, or along its extracranial course. Clinical manifestations include facial muscle weakness, loss of taste from the anterior tongue, hyperacusis, and decreased lacrimation.
Entry Version
FACIAL NERVE DIS
Entry Term(s)
Acquired Facial Neuropathy
Cranial Nerve VII Diseases
Cranial Nerve VII Disorders
Facial Myokymia
Facial Nerve Disorders
Facial Nerve Motor Disorders
Facial Nerve Sensory Disorders
Facial Neuritis
Facial Neuropathy
Familial Facial Neuropathy
Geniculate Ganglionitis
Motor Disorders, Facial Nerve
Sensory Disorders, Facial Nerve
Seventh Cranial Nerve Diseases
NLM Classification #
WL 330
Previous Indexing
Facial Nerve (1966-1980)
Peripheral Nerve Diseases (1966-1980)
Public MeSH Note
81
History Note
81
Date Established
1981/01/01
Date of Entry
1980/04/04
Revision Date
2015/06/23
Facial Nerve Diseases Preferred
Facial Myokymia Narrower
Facial Nerve Motor Disorders Narrower
Geniculate Ganglionitis Narrower
Facial Neuritis Narrower
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Acquired Facial Neuropathy Narrower
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