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Encyclopedia > Pharyngeal branches of glossopharyngeal nerve
Nerve: Pharyngeal branches of glossopharyngeal nerve
Latin rami pharyngei nervi glossopharyngei
Gray's subject #204 909
From glossopharyngeal nerve
Dorlands/Elsevier r_02/12691600

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. 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. ... Grays Fig. ... The pharyngeal plexus is a network of nerve fibers supplied by the pharyngeal branch of vagus nerve joining with branches from the glossopharyngeal nerve, sympathetic fibers, and the external laryngeal nerve. ...


Branches from this plexus perforate the muscular coat of the pharynx and supply its muscles and mucous membrane. The pharynx (plural: pharynges) is the part of the neck and throat situated immediately posterior to the mouth and nasal cavity, and cranial to the esophagus, larynx, and trachea. ... The mucous membranes (or mucosae; singular: mucosa) are linings of mostly endodermal origin, covered in epithelium, and are involved in absorption and secretion. ...


This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy after Henry Gray, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


 
 

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