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