Cranial Nerves

Concept: The Cranial Nerves

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Problem: Cranial Nerve Exams I

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Problem: A 18-year-old football player comes off the sidelines complaining that he suffered a big hit in the head during the last play. When you ask him to stick out his tongue, he struggles to do so—only the right half comes out, so that it looks like he’s just moving his tongue to the left instead of sticking it out. Which of the cranial nerves was damaged in the hit?

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