Pharyngeal nerve

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Nerve: Pharyngeal nerve
The pterygopalatine ganglion and its branches. (Pharyngeal visible at center right.)
Latin nervus pharyngeus
Gray's p.893
From pterygopalatine ganglion

The pharyngeal nerve (pterygopalatine nerve) is a small branch arising from the posterior part of the pterygopalatine ganglion.

It passes through the palatovaginal canal with the pharyngeal branch of the maxillary artery, and is distributed to the mucous membrane of the nasal part of the pharynx, behind the auditory tube.

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