cranial nerve formation

id: GO:0021603
name: cranial nerve formation
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The process that gives rise to the cranial nerves. This process pertains to the initial formation of a structure from unspecified parts. The cranial nerves are composed of twelve pairs of nerves that emanate from the nervous tissue of the hindbrain. These nerves are sensory, motor, or mixed in nature, and provide the motor and general sensory innervation of the head, neck and viscera. They mediate vision, hearing, olfaction and taste and carry the parasympathetic innervation of the autonomic ganglia that control visceral functions.

Child Functions

GO:0021599abducens nerve formation
GO:0021608accessory nerve formation
GO:0021611facial nerve formation
GO:0021616glossopharyngeal nerve formation
GO:0021620hypoglossal nerve formation
GO:0021623oculomotor nerve formation
GO:0021628olfactory nerve formation
GO:0021634optic nerve formation
GO:0021638trigeminal nerve formation
GO:0021642trochlear nerve formation
GO:0021646vagus nerve formation
GO:0021650vestibulocochlear nerve formation

Parent Functions

GO:0048646anatomical structure formation involved in morphogenesis