hypoglossal nerve


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hypoglossal nerve

n.
Either of the 12th pair of cranial nerves that innervate the muscles of the tongue.

hypoglossal nerve

n
(Anatomy) the twelfth cranial nerve, which supplies the muscles of the tongue

hy′poglos′sal nerve′


n.
either one of the twelfth pair of cranial nerves, consisting of motor fibers that innervate the muscles of the tongue.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypoglossal nerve - supplies intrinsic muscles of the tongue and other tongue muscleshypoglossal nerve - supplies intrinsic muscles of the tongue and other tongue muscles
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
Translations

hypoglossal nerve

n. nervio hipogloso.
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Direct motor neurotization of the facial nerve was first described by Korte in 1903 through the use of the hypoglossal nerve with an end-to-end coaptation to the facial nerve.
THN Sleep Therapy stimulates the hypoglossal nerve increasing muscle tone of multiple tongue muscles and preventing the tongue from collapsing into the upper airway during sleep.
Physical examination confirmed a right hypoglossal nerve palsy but other cranial nerves were intact and there were no signs of myelopathy.
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Hypoglossal nerve stimulation system (HGNS) can provide significant relief from upper airway obstruction during sleep to patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by increasing the airflow, a new study has revealed.
Third BCCs are posterior to the common or internal carotid artery and the sternocleidomastoid muscle, between the hypoglossal nerve below and the glossopharyngeal nerve above.
Histopathologic lesions in brain of zebu with spongiform encephalopathy and cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy, Switzerland, 2004 * Site Cow Zebu Brainstem Dorsal motor nucleus of vagus nerve (+) (++) Nucleus of spinal tract of trigeminal (++) (+++) nerve Nucleus of hypoglossal nerve (+) (++) Reticular formation (++) (++) Nucleus of solitary tract (++) (+++) Vestibular nuclei (++) (+) to (++) Olivary nuclei (++) (++) Cerebellar cortex (-) (+) Midbrain (substantia grisea centralis) (+) to (++) (++) to (+++) Thalamus (++) (++) to (+++) Hippocampus n.
Though there are several new neurostimulation devices competing in the market for treating OSA, we selected ImThera's aura6000 because of its ability to deliver targeted hypoglossal nerve stimulation to achieve optimal muscle stimulation.
A New Treatment for Sleep Apnea: Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation" will be presented by Ryan Soose, MD at the 21[sup.
Her background included the diagnosis of idiopathic unilateral vagal and hypoglossal nerve palsies 4 years previously, with normal magnetic resonance imaging (MR1).
Apnex has created an implantable medical gadget, dubbed as the Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation System (HGNSR), in order to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) of the patients.
Kay's group examined a bony tube located at the bottom of the skull, called the hypoglossal canal, through which the hypoglossal nerve passes.
Thirteen out of 14 operated patients were successfully implanted with a six electrode cuff around the main trunk of the hypoglossal nerve, and a pulse generator (IPG) in a subcutaneous pocket in the upper chest.