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.