Lingual branches of glossopharyngeal nerve

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Lingual branches of glossopharyngeal nerve
Latin rami linguales nervi glossopharyngei
From glossopharyngeal nerve
Gray's p.909
TA A14.2.01.148
FMA 53490
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The lingual branches of glossopharyngeal nerve are two in number; one supplies the circumvallate papillae and the mucous membrane covering the base of the tongue; the other supplies the mucous membrane and follicular glands of the posterior part of the tongue, and communicates with the lingual nerve.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)