second cranial nerve

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second cranial nerve n.
See optic nerve.

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second cranial nerve

second cranial nerve, which carries sensory nerve impulses from the more than one million ganglion cells of the retina toward the visual centres in the brain. The vast majority of optic nerve fibres convey information regarding central vision

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