Between the styloid and mastoid processes is the stylomastoid foramen; it is the termination of the facial canal, and transmits the facial nerve and stylomastoid artery. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a huge controlled vocabulary (or metadata system) for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences. ... In anatomy, a styloid process refers to the slender, pointed process (protrusion) of the temporal bone of the skull or the radius and ulna bones of the lower arm. ... Mastoid can mean: Of, relating to or in the region of the mastoid process. ... The facial nerve is seventh of twelve paired cranial nerves. ... The Stylomastoid Artery enters the stylomastoid foramen and supplies the tympanic cavity, the tympanic antrum and mastoid cells, and the semicircular canals. ...
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From the stylomastoidforamen, the nerve enters the parotid gland and divides into an estimated 7,000 nerve fibers that control a wide range of facial and neck activity.
Seventh cranial nerve endings control neck, eyelid, and forehead muscles; are responsible for facial expression, the secretion of saliva, the volume at which sound is perceived; and a myriad of other functions.
In Bell's palsy, this process typically occurs after the seventh cranial nerve's passage through the stylomastoidforamen into a tiny bony tube called the fallopian canal.
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