Nucleus ambiguus Inferior salivatory nucleus Solitary nucleus. The facial and intermediate nerves can be collectively referred to as the nervus intermediofacialis. Within the facial canal, three important events occur:. Damage to the Facial Nerve The facial nerve has a wide range of functions. The muscles of facial expression will be paralysed or severely weakened. From the geniculate ganglion, the taste fibers continue as the intermediate nerve which goes to the upper anterior quadrant of the fundus of the internal acoustic meatus along with the motor root of the facial nerve.
Damage to the Facial Nerve 5.