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Encyclopedia > Superior ganglion of vagus nerve
Nerve: Superior ganglion of vagus nerve
Plan of upper portions of glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves. (Jugular ganglion visible near center.)
Latin ganglion superius nervi vagi, ganglion jugulare
Gray's subject #205 911
Dorlands/Elsevier g_02/12385029

The vagus presents a well-marked ganglionic enlargement, which is called the superior ganglion of the vagus nerve (jugular ganglion, ganglion of the root); to it the accessory nerve is connected by one or two filaments. 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. ... Elseviers logo. ... 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. ...


It is of a grayish color, spherical in form, and about 4 mm. in diameter.


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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