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Facial nerve anatomy. Artwork of an oblique frontal view of the anatomical position of the facial nerve and its branches in relation to the deep facial (mimetic) muscles (red) of the human head. Also called cranial nerve VII, this nerve controls the muscles used for facial expressions, and branches to the tongue also play a role in the sense of taste.
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