The neglected cranial nerve: Nervus terminalis (cranial nerve N)

@article{Vilensky2014TheNC,
  title={The neglected cranial nerve: Nervus terminalis (cranial nerve N)},
  author={Joel A. Vilensky},
  journal={Clinical Anatomy},
  year={2014},
  volume={27}
}
  • J. Vilensky
  • Published 1 January 2014
  • Biology
  • Clinical Anatomy
The nervus terminalis (NT; terminal nerve) was clearly identified as an additional cranial nerve in humans more than a century ago yet remains mostly undescribed in modern anatomy textbooks. The nerve is referred to as the nervus terminalis because in species initially examined its fibers were seen entering the brain in the region of the lamina terminalis. It has also been referred to as cranial nerve 0, but because there is no Roman symbol for zero, an N for the Latin word nulla is a better… 
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It is concluded that the terminal nerve is a common finding in the adult human brain, confirming early light microscopic reports.
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The functions of TN components are not yet well identified, but some indications are that it is sensory but not chemosensory, controls blood vessels and glands in the nose and has peptide-containing fibers that may control reproductive development and behavior as well as other neural functions.
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A recent fate-mapping study in zebrafish challenged the dogma of an olfactory placode origin for nervus terminalis cells, and suggested that at least some of these cells derive from the neural crest.
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Ganglion cells of the terminal nerve in goldfish send peripheral processes into the olfactory epithelium and central processes to the supracommissural nuclei of the telencephalon as well as to the retina.
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LHRH‐immunoreactive cells and axons of the nervus terminalis are in intimate contact with cerebral blood vessels and the cerebrospinal fluid along the intracranial course of this nerve, deep to the meninges.
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Observations on the intracranial course and nasal distribution of the nervus terminalis in man are reported based on gross dissections of prepared specimens of the heads of several human fetuses varying in age from ten weeks to the newborn.
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  • Biology
    Microscopy research and technique
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A picture is emerging in which the origin of at least a subset of the nervus terminalis cells lies in the cranial neural crest, and the data surrounding this finding will be discussed in light of recent findings on neural crest and placode origins.
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