Cranial Nerves

walt dennig wrdennig at CRUZIO.COM
Sun Mar 12 23:43:26 EST 1995

>On Fri, 10 Mar 1995, Weazer and/or Nivek wrote:
>> Can any of you smart dudes out there tell me how many Cranial
>> Nerves there are in the human body?????> 
>There are 12 cranial nerves in the human (actually twelve pairs of 
>cranial nerves). Olfactory; optic; oculomotor; trochlear; trigeminal; 
>abducent; facial; acoustic; glossopharyngeal; vagus; accessory; and 
>Les Gartner
>lgartner at
I remember the mnemonic device: On Old Olympus Towering Tops, A Finn And
German Viewed Some Hops.  

The word *Some* has me stumped.  Was the accessory nerve ever named
something else?  Or have I got the mnemonic device wrong? 

Not a terribly serious question . . . but it's play time.
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