glossopharyngeal nerve

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glos·so·pha·ryn·ge·al nerve

 (glô′sō-fə-rĭn′jē-əl, -jəl, -făr′ən-jē′əl, glŏs′ō-)
Either of the ninth pair of cranial nerves that contain both sensory and motor fibers and supply the tongue, soft palate, pharynx, and parotid gland.

[Greek glōssa, tongue + pharyngeal.]

glossopharyngeal nerve

(Anatomy) the ninth cranial nerve, which supplies the muscles of the pharynx, the tongue, the middle ear, and the parotid gland
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Noun1.glossopharyngeal nerve - sensory nerve to the pharynx and back of the tongue; motor fibers innervate muscles that elevate the pharynx and larynx; includes parasympathetic fibers to the otic ganglion
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
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repeated fainting and falling), which are believed to be associated with carotid sinus nerve or Hering's nerve, in turn, a branch of the glossopharyngeal nerve, if disappear after the surgical removal of the tumor, constitute a unique case.
Examination also revealed paralysis of the left hypoglossal nerve and the left glossopharyngeal nerve.
Preoperative intravenous dexamethasone combined with glossopharyngeal nerve block: role in pediatric postoperative analgesia following tonsillectomy.
10 they suppressed both the stimuli independently--4% lignocaine spray to block vagal stimulation of larynx and glossopharyngeal nerve block to obtund the response to direct laryngoscopy.
Neurofibromas of head and neck may arise form cranial nerves like the trigeminal nerve (TGN), uncommonly the facial nerve, glossopharyngeal nerve, or upper cervical nerves [9, 10].
In cats, it results from activation of a reflex whose afferent fibres originate from the pharyngeal branch of the glossopharyngeal nerve [2], and the efferent ones from the vagal motoneuron, projecting to the phrenic nerve and laryngeal intrinsic muscles.
Some people have larger tongues or palates than others, or thick necks or a weak glossopharyngeal nerve, the one that helps control the tongue, "he added.
The sigmoid sinus, inferior petrosal sinus, meningeal branches of occipital and ascending pharyngeal arteries, glossopharyngeal nerve, vagus nerve and accessory nerve with their ganglia traverse the foramen.
Primate sense of taste: behavioral and single chorda tympani and glossopharyngeal nerve fibre recordings in the rhesus monkey, Macaca mulatta.
Her pain began several years ago and prompted a neurologic workup, including MRI of the head and somatosensory evoked potentials of the glossopharyngeal nerve.