frontal nerve


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frontal nerve

[¦frənt·əl ¦nərv]
(neuroscience)
A somatic sensory nerve, attached to the ophthalmic nerve, which innervates the skin of the upper eyelid, the forehead, and the scalp.
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In addition, extraocular muscles were involved in 5 patients, salivary gland in 8 patients, and frontal nerve in 3 patients, which was seldom reported in the previous studies.
Common patient complaints include local pain caused by tissue expansion or frontal nerve compression, headache, frontal paresthesia or sensory deficit, olfactory loss, and ophthalmic disturbances.
Cold-Induced Modulation Gives Wrinkles a Chilly Reception - A new pilot study indicates that a burst of cold temperatures to the temporal branch of the frontal nerve delivered via a proprietary, needle-based technology can smooth forehead lines.