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Cranial nerve in mammals are
1. 10 pairs
2. 10
3. 12 pairs
4. 12

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : 12 pairs

The correct answer is 12 pairs.

  • There are 12 pairs of cranial nerves in mammals including olfactory, visual, oculomotor, trochlear, trigeminal, abducens, facial, vestibulocochlear, glossopharyngeal, vagus, peripheral, and hypoglossal.
  • Cranial nerves are pairs of nerves that connect your brain to different parts of your head, neck, and trunk.
  • Olfactory nerve, Optic nerve, Oculomotor nerve, Trochlear nerve, Trigeminal nerve, Abducens nerve, Facial nerve, Vestibulocochlear nerve, Glossopharyngeal nerve, Vagus nerve, Accessory nerve, Hypoglossal nerve are examples of Cranial nerves.
  • Their functions are usually categorized as being either sensory or motor.
    • Sensory nerves are involved with your senses, such as smell, hearing, and touch.
    • Motor nerves control the movement and function of muscles or glands.

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