Nerve to tensor veli palatini

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Nerve: Nerve to tensor veli palatini
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Mandibular division of trifacial nerve, seen from the middle line.
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The otic ganglion and its branches. (Tensor veli palatini visible at center left.)
Latin nervus musculi tensoris veli palatini
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Innervates tensor veli palatini
From medial pterygoid nerve

The nerve to tensor veli palatini is a small nerve which is unique in that it is the only branch of the mandibular nerve providing motor innervation to the palate.