otic ganglion


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Noun1.otic ganglion - an autonomic ganglion whose postganglionic fibers are distributed to the parotid glandotic ganglion - an autonomic ganglion whose postganglionic fibers are distributed to the parotid gland
autonomic ganglion - any of the ganglia of the autonomic system whose unmyelinated fibers innervate the internal organs
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This artery supplies branches to the medial pterygoid muscle, upper head of the lateral pterygoid, tensor veli palatini, parts of the sphenoid bone, middle cranial fossa, braches of mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve, and the otic ganglion.
At least 10% of the non-myelinated nerves comprise the autonomic supply made up of either sympathetic fibers derived from the superior cervical ganglion or parasympathetic fibers from either the sphenopalatine ganglion for the upper teeth or the otic ganglion for the lower teeth.