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.
[1840–50]
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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
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Translations

hypoglossal nerve

n. nervio hipogloso.
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The FN was sectioned at the level of the stylomastoid hole, whereas the hypoglossal nerve was sectioned at its distal tract, together with the hypoglossal loop.
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Additionally, there are several vital structures at risk including the vertebral artery, C2 nerve, carotid artery, and hypoglossal nerve.
Tongue muscles originates from myoblasts from occipital somites and innervated by hypoglossal nerve.
Hypoglossal nerve palsy (HNP) is a rare perioperative complication that has physical, social and psychological effects on affected patients.
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The genioglossus, the hyoglossus, and the styloglossus are innervated by the hypoglossal nerve, while the palatoglossus is innervated via the vagus nerve.
Third, fourth, sixth, and seventh nerves are the commonest nerves to get affected [3] and the involvement of the hypoglossal nerve is very rarely described in literature.
The styloid process was firmly connected to the hyoid bone on the dorsal side of the hypoglossal nerve, and a 40 mm portion was resected from the attachment to the hyoid bone.
manufactures an implantable device that stimulates multiple tongue muscles via the hypoglossal nerve, which opens the airway while a patient is sleeping.
However, oropharyngeal involvement (secondary glossopharyngeal and hypoglossal nerve palsy) mostly accompanies MS, though it is sometimes overlooked (6).