Pharyngeal branches of glossopharyngeal nerve

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Pharyngeal branches of glossopharyngeal nerve
From glossopharyngeal nerve
To pharyngeal plexus
Latin rami pharyngei nervi glossopharyngei
TA A14.2.01.144
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.


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

External links[edit]

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