eleventh cranial nerve


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Related to eleventh cranial nerve: nervus accessorius, CN11, spinal part of accessory nerve

eleventh cranial nerve

eleventh cranial nerve

The motor nerve, made up of a cranial and a spinal part, that supplies the trapezius and sternomastoid muscles and the pharynx. The accessory portion joins the vagus to supply motor fibers to the pharynx, larynx, and heart.