nervus vagus


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Noun1.nervus vagus - a mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and esophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal visceranervus vagus - 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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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).
The name of the vagus nerve was given by Domenico de Marchetti (1626-1688), of the University of Padua, Italy, and comes from the Latin "vagari"; due to its erratic and prolonged route, Willis, Soemmerring and Henle referred to it as the "nervus vagus".
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].