|Nerve: Infratrochlear nerve|
|Sensory areas of the head, showing the general distribution of the three divisions of the fifth nerve. (Infratrochlear nerve labeled at center left.)|
|Nerves of the orbit, and the ciliary ganglion. Side view.|
|Gray's||subject #200 888|
Infratrochlear means "below the trochlea". The term trochlea means "pulley" in Latin. Specifically, the trochlea referred to is a loop inside the orbit of the eye (trochlea of superior oblique), through which the tendon of the superior oblique muscle passes.
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The cranial nerves: trigeminal nerve
|ophthalmic (V1)||frontal: supratrochlear - supraorbital (lateral branch, medial branch) lacrimal|
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