hypoglossal nerve

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hypoglossal nerve

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

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

n. nervio hipogloso.
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Together with inputs from a neurologist, it was noted that the patient's tongue deviated to the right on protrusion (CN XII) (Figure 2(a)).
Musculature of tongue, innervated by the Hypoglossal Nerve (CN XII), except for the palatoglossus (which is supplied by the Vagus nerve) is formed by the Occipital somites.
Previous reports have shown that the massed neurogram activity from cranial nerves (CN) V, VII, IX, and X (trigeminal, facial, glossopharyngeal and vagus nerves respectively) and from spinal nerve (SN) II (analogous to CN XII, hypoglossal nerve in mammals) in the isolated tadpole brainstem generate neural bursts that correspond to the lung and gill ventilator activities generated in the intact specimens.