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The chorda tympani are nerves of special sensation given off the facial nerve (VII) inside the skull. They exit via the pterygopalatine fossa rather than the stylomastoid foramen to supply taste to the anterior two-thirds of the tongue. Jump to: navigation, search A nerve is an enclosed, cable-like bundle of nerve fibers or axons, which includes the glia that ensheath the axons in myelin. ... The facial nerve is seventh of twelve paired cranial nerves. ... Jump to: navigation, search A hippopotamuss skull A skull, or cranium, is a bony structure of Craniates which serves as the general framework for a head. ... Jump to: navigation, search Taste is one of the most common and fundamental of the senses of animals. ... Many animals have longer and more flexible tongues than humans. ...

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University of Miami School of Medicine - Glossary - Chorda tympani (135 words)
Chorda tympani: A branch of the facial nerve (the seventh cranial nerve) that serves the taste buds in the front of the tongue, runs through the middle ear, and carries taste messages to the brain.
The chorda tympani is part of one of three cranial nerves that are involved in taste.
The chorda tympani appears to exert a particularly strong inhibitory influence on other taste nerves, as well as on pain fibers in the tongue.
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