ophthalmic nerve


: the one of the three major branches or divisions of the trigeminal nerve that supply sensory fibers to the lacrimal gland, eyelids, ciliary muscle, nose, forehead, and adjoining parts

called also ophthalmic, ophthalmic division

compare mandibular nerve, maxillary nerve

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“Ophthalmic nerve.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ophthalmic%20nerve. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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