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    Three branches of the trigeminal nerve

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    The trigeminal nerve is a complex cranial nerve. Provide a general overview of the three branches of this nerve (ophthalmic, maxillary, and mandibular nerves). Be sure to include key spaces and openings that are relevant to the path of each branch of the trigeminal. List structures that are innervated by each branch (this list does not need to be comprehensive).

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    Maxillary nerve - divisions, pathway, example structures it innervates

    The trigeminal nerve is the fifth cranial nerve (CN V). It has a large collection of neuron cell bodies which are localized in the trigeminal ganglion. The trigeminal nerve features three main components, the ophthalmic nerve, maxillary nerve, and mandibular nerve. These branches can be referred to as V1, V2, and V3, ...

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    This solution provides a general overview for the three branches of the trigeminal nerve, including important information related to the course and structures innervated by each branch.