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Encyclopedia > Superior ganglion
Nerve: Superior ganglion
Plan of upper portions of glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves.
Latin ganglion superius nervi glossopharyngei
Gray's subject #204 908
MeSH [1]
Dorlands/Elsevier g_02/12385018

The Superior Ganglion (jugular ganglion) is situated in the upper part of the groove in which the glossopharyngeal nerve is lodged during its passage through the jugular foramen. 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. ... Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a huge controlled vocabulary (or metadata system) for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences. ... Elseviers logo Elsevier, the worlds largest publisher of medical and scientific literature, forms part of the Reed Elsevier group. ... The glossopharyngeal nerve is the ninth of twelve cranial nerves. ... 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. ...

It is very small, and is usually regarded as a detached portion of the petrous ganglion. The Petrous Ganglion (inferior ganglion) of the glossopharyngeal nerve is larger than the superior ganglion and is situated in a depression in the lower border of the petrous portion of the temporal bone. ...

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 As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated.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, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...

Spinal nerves

ventral root - dorsal root - dorsal root ganglion - cauda equina - gray ramus communicans - white ramus communicans The term spinal nerve generally refers to the mixed spinal nerve, which is formed from the dorsal and ventral roots that come out of the spinal cord. ... In anatomy and neurology, the ventral root is the efferent motor root of a spinal nerve. ... penis ... This is a dorsal root ganglion (DRG) from a chicken embryo (around stage of day 7) after incubation overnight in NGF growth medium stained with anti-neurofilament antibody. ... The cauda equina is a structure within the lower end of the spinal column, that consists of nerve roots and rootlets from above. ...

suboccipital The first spinal nerve, the suboccipital nerve exits the spinal cord between the skull and the first cervical vertebra, the atlas. ...

posterior divisions: cervical (greater occipital, third occipital) - thoracic - lumbar - sacral - coccygeal The Cervical Nerves—The posterior division of the first cervical or suboccipital nerve is larger than the anterior division, and emerges above the posterior arch of the atlas and beneath the vertebral artery. ... The greater occipital nerve is a spinal nerve arising between the first and second cervical vertebrae, along with the lesser occipital nerve. ... The formation of the spinal nerve from the dorsal and ventral roots Grays Fig. ... The Sacral Nerves—The posterior divisions of the sacral nerves (rami posteriores) are small, and diminish in size from above downward; they emerge, except the last, through the posterior sacral foramina. ...

anterior divisions: cervical plexus - brachial plexus - thoracic nerves: (intercostal - intercostobrachial - subcostal) - lumbosacral plexus The cervical plexus is a plexus of the ventral roots of the first four cervical spinal nerves which are located from C1 to C4 cervical segment near the neck. ... The brachial plexus is an arrangement of nerve fibres (a plexus) running from the spine (vertebrae C5-T1), through the neck, the axilla (armpit region), and into the arm. ... The thoracic spinal nerves T3 through T12. ... The anterior division of the twelfth thoracic nerve (subcostal nerve) is larger than the others; it runs along the lower border of the twelfth rib, often gives a communicating branch to the first lumbar nerve, and passes under the lateral lumbocostal arch. ...



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