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Encyclopedia > Inferior ganglion of glossopharyngeal nerve
Nerve: Inferior ganglion of glossopharyngeal nerve
Plan of upper portions of glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves. (Petrous ganglion visible near center.)
Latin ganglion inferius nervi glossopharyngei, ganglion petrosum
Gray's subject #204 98
From glossopharyngeal nerve
Dorlands/Elsevier g_02/12384571

The inferior ganglion of the glossopharyngeal nerve (petrous ganglion) is larger than the superior ganglion and is situated in a depression in the lower border of the petrous portion of the temporal bone. Image File history File links Gray791. ... Grays FIG. 791 - Plan of upper portions of glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves. ... The vagus nerve is tenth of twelve paired cranial nerves and is the only nerve that starts in the brainstem (somewhere in the medulla oblongata) and extends all the way down past the head, right down to the abdomen. ... The accessory nerve is the eleventh of twelve cranial nerves. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... The glossopharyngeal nerve is the ninth of twelve cranial nerves. ... Elseviers logo. ... The glossopharyngeal nerve is the ninth of twelve cranial nerves. ... The petrous portion of the temporal bone or pyramid is pyramidal and is wedged in at the base of the skull between the sphenoid and occipital. ... The temporal bones (os temporales) are situated at the sides and base of the skull. ...


See also

Behind the carotid canal is the jugular foramen, a large aperture, formed in front by the petrous portion of the temporal, and behind by the occipital; it is generally larger on the right than on the left side, and may be subdivided into three compartments. ...

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