tenth cranial nerve


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Noun1.tenth cranial nerve - a mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and esophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal visceratenth cranial nerve - a mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and esophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal viscera
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
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VAIL A Tenth cranial nerve B To lower C Whirl round who am I?
Electrical signals from the Vagus nerve, the tenth cranial nerve, slow the heart directly at the SA and AV nodes, In contrast, signals from the sympathetic trunk stimulate the SA and AV nodes and can dramatically increase HR above resting levels.
The development of an acute postoperative tenth cranial nerve palsy is of particular concern and may lead to paralytic dysphagia.