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{n: Ramsay Hunt syndrome} syndrome resulting from infection by the herpes varicella zoster virus; characterized by vertigo and pain in the ears and facial nerve paralysis and sometimes hearing loss



{n: facial, facial nerve, nervus facialis, seventh cranial nerve} cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles

{n: platysma} either of two broad muscles located on either side of the neck and innervated by the facial nerve; extends from lower jaw to clavicle and is involved in moving the mouth and jaw

{n: taste cell, gustatory cell} an epithelial cell in a taste bud that activates sensory fibers of the facial nerve or the glossopharyngeal nerve or the vagus nerve


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