Pharyngeal branches of glossopharyngeal nerve

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Pharyngeal branches of glossopharyngeal nerve
Details
Latin rami pharyngei nervi glossopharyngei
From
glossopharyngeal nerve
To
pharyngeal plexus
Identifiers
Gray's p.909
Dorlands
/Elsevier
r_02/12691600
TA A14.2.01.144
FMA FMA:53486
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The pharyngeal branches of the glossopharyngeal nerve are three or four filaments which unite, opposite the Constrictor pharyngis medius, with the pharyngeal branches of the vagus and sympathetic, to form the pharyngeal plexus.

Branches from this plexus perforate the muscular coat of the pharynx and supply its muscles and mucous membrane.

External links[edit]

  • cranialnerves at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (IX)

This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.