Nerve to tensor veli palatini

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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.)
Details
Frommedial pterygoid nerve
Innervatestensor veli palatini
Identifiers
Latinnervus musculi tensoris veli palatini
TAA14.2.01.068
FMA53075
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.