nervus glossopharyngeus


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Noun1.nervus glossopharyngeus - 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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The nervus glossopharyngeus (CN IX), nervus vagus (CN X), nervus accessorius (CN XI), and posterior inferior cerebellar artery were viewed at the inferior compartment of CPA (Figure 3).
Special attention should be put on the anatomical proximity to nervus vagus, nervus glossopharyngeus, nervus hypoglossus, and nervus laryngeus superior as well as to arteria carotis interna [3-5].