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glossopharyngeal

 [glos″o-fah-rin´je-al]
pertaining to the tongue and pharynx.
glossopharyngeal nerve the ninth cranial nerve; it supplies the carotid sinus, mucous membrane, and muscles of the pharynx, soft palate, and posterior third of the tongue, and the taste buds in the posterior third of the tongue. By serving the carotid sinus, the glossopharyngeal nerve provides for reflex control of the heart. It is also responsible for the swallowing reflex, for stimulating secretions of the parotid glands, and for the sense of taste in the posterior third of the tongue. See also anatomic Table of Nerves in the Appendices.

glos·so·pha·ryn·ge·al

(glos'ō-fă-rin'jē-ăl), Avoid the mispronunciation glossopharynge'al.
Relating to the tongue and pharynx.
See also: glossopharyngeal nerve [CN IX].

glossopharyngeal

/glos·so·pha·ryn·ge·al/ (-fah-rin´je-al) pertaining to the tongue and pharynx.

glossopharyngeal

[glos′ōfərin′jē·əl]
Etymology: Gk, glossa + pharynx, throat
pertaining to the tongue and pharynx. See also glossopharyngeal nerve.

glos·so·pha·ryn·ge·al

(glos'ō-făr-in'jē-ăl)
Relating to the tongue and the pharynx.

glossopharyngeal

pertaining to the tongue and pharynx.

glossopharyngeal nerve
the ninth cranial nerve; it supplies the carotid sinus, mucous membrane, muscles of the pharynx, soft palate and caudal part of the tongue, and the taste buds in the caudal part of the tongue. By serving the carotid sinus, the glossopharyngeal nerve provides for reflex control of the heart. It is also responsible for the swallowing reflex, for stimulating secretions of the parotid glands, and for the sense of taste in the caudal part of the tongue. Lesions of the nerve cause dysphagia or inability to swallow, regurgitation through the nostrils and sometimes abnormality of the voice and interference with respiration. See also Table 14.
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Primate sense of taste: behavioral and single chorda tympani and glossopharyngeal nerve fibre recordings in the rhesus monkey, Macaca mulatta.
The nerve supply to the tonsillar region is via the branches of the glossopharyngeal nerve and branches of the lesser palatine nerves.
Her pain began several years ago and prompted a neurologic workup, including MRI of the head and somatosensory evoked potentials of the glossopharyngeal nerve.
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Left acoustic (VIII) and facial (VII) cranial nerve palsies occurred initially, followed by trigeminal (V), abducens (VI) glossopharyngeal (XI), vagal (X), accessory (XI), and hypoglossal (XII) left sided cranial nerve palsies.
Inputs to the inspiratory centre from the carotid and aortic bodies via the glossopharyngeal nerves increase as [P.
column of trigeminal and glossopharyngeal nerves is adjacent to the STN;
The cranial nerve involvement included the glossopharyngeal, hypoglossal, and trigeminal nerves.
especially as the tumor had surrounded the vital parts of the neck such as the vagus nerve that acts to lower the heart rate, the phrenic nerve that feeds the diaphragm as well as Glossopharyngeal Nerve in addition to the nerve that controls the movement of the shoulder," said Dr.
3,4) It lies caudally, medially, and anteriorly towards the maxillo-vertebro-pharyngeal recess (which contains carotid arteries, internal jugular vein, facial nerve, glossopharyngeal nerve, vagal nerve, and hypoglossal nerve).