Glossopharyngeal nerves | definition of glossopharyngeal nerves by Medical dictionary
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glossopharyngeal nerves The 9th of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves arising directly from the brain and providing taste sensation to the back of the tongue and sensation in the lining of the throat. They also supply the CAROTID BODY and the CAROTID SINUS and a pair of muscles that assist in swallowing.
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1) Glomus jugulare tumors arise from glomus bodies or paraganglionic tissue in the adventitia of the jugular bulb, usually in relation to the auricular branches of the vagus and glossopharyngeal nerves
Another important target in his surgical work was the rehabilitation of swallowing and improvement of the voice in cases of paralysis of caudal cranial nerves, particularly of the vagus and glossopharyngeal nerves