Hypoglossal Nerve: Function, Palsy & Damage


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The hypoglossal nerve originates in the _____.

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1. The hypoglossal nerve controls all of the following EXCEPT:

2. A common cause of damage to the hypoglossal nerve is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combination to assess your understanding of the anatomy and function of the hypoglossal nerve. You will also be asked about causes and effects of damage to this nerve.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess your knowledge about the hypoglossal nerve, including:

  • The anatomy of the hypoglossal nerve
  • The functions of the hypoglossal nerve
  • Causes of damage to the hypoglossal nerve
  • Diagnostic tests for hypoglossal nerve damage
  • Treatments for hypoglossal nerve damage

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about nerve damage in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define medulla oblongata, palsy, and hypoglossal
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding movement of the tongue
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about causes of damage to the hypoglossal nerve

Additional Learning

Learn more about the function of the hypoglossal nerve in the corresponding lesson called Hypoglossal Nerve: Function, Palsy & Damage. Topics covered are:

  • Function of the hypoglossal nerve
  • Damage and palsy to the hypoglossal nerve
  • Compare and contrast unilateral paralysis to complete paralysis