great auricular nerve

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great au·ric·u·lar nerve

[TA]
arises as a branch of the cervical plexus, conveying fibers from the ventral primary rami of the second and third cervical spinal nerves; supplies the skin of part of the auricle, adjacent portion of the scalp, and that overlying the angle of the jaw; it also innervates the parotid sheath, conveying from it the pain fibers stimulated by stretching of the sheath during parotitis (mumps).
Synonym(s): nervus auricularis magnus [TA]

great auricular nerve

Etymology: AS, large; L, auricula, little ear, nervus, nerve
one of a pair of cutaneous branches of the cervical plexus, arising from the second and the third cervical nerves. It is distributed to the skin of the face and the skin of the mastoid process. It also communicates with the lesser occipital nerve, the auricular branch of the vagus nerve, and the posterior auricular branch of the facial nerve.

great au·ric·u·lar nerve

(grāt awr-ik'yū-lăr nĕrv) [TA]
Arises from the ventral primary rami of the second and third cervical spinal nerves, supplies the skin of part of the auricle, adjacent portion of the scalp, and that overlying the angle of the jaw; it also innervates the parotid sheath, conveying from it the pain fibers stimulated by stretching of the sheath during parotitis (mumps).
Synonym(s): nervus auricularis magnus [TA] .

great au·ric·u·lar nerve

(grāt awr-ik'yū-lăr nĕrv) [TA]
Arises as branch of cervical plexus, conveying fibers from ventral primary rami of second and third cervical spinal nerves; supplies skin of part of auricle, adjacent portion of scalp, and that overlying angle of jaw; also innervates parotid sheath, conveying from it pain fibers stimulated by stretching of the sheath during parotitis (mumps).
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