lingual nerve


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lin·gual nerve

[TA]
one of the branches of the mandibular nerve [CN V3], passing medial to the lateral pterygoid muscle, between the medial pterygoid and the mandible, and beneath the mucous membrane of the floor of the mouth to the side of the tongue over the anterior two thirds of which it is distributed: it also supplies the mucous membrane of the floor of the mouth. It passes close to the lingual side of the roots of the second and third lower molar teeth and is endangered during tooth extractions.
Synonym(s): nervus lingualis [TA]

lingual nerve

a major branch of the mandibular nerve that carries general sensation from the oral part of the tongue, the mucosa on the floor of the oral cavity, and gingiva associated with the lower teeth. It also carries parasympathetic and taste fibers from the oral part of the tongue that are part of the facial nerve.

lin·gual nerve

(ling'gwăl nĕrv) [TA]
One of the branches of the mandibular nerve, passing medially to the lateral pterygoid muscle, between the medial pterygoid and the mandible, and beneath the mucous membrane of the floor of the mouth to the side of the tongue over the anterior two thirds of which it is distributed; it also supplies the mucous membrane of the floor of the mouth. It passes close to the lingual side of the roots of the second and third lower molar teeth and is endangered during tooth extractions.
Synonym(s): nervus lingualis [TA] .

lingual nerve

A sensory nerve providing sensation to the inside of the jaw and tongue. It is a branch of the mandibular nerve—the lower of the three divisions of the great sensory nerve of the face, the trigeminal nerve.

lin·gual nerve

(ling'gwăl nĕrv) [TA]
Branch of mandibular nerve [CN V3], passing medial to the lateral pterygoid muscle, between medial pterygoid and mandible, and beneath mucous membrane of floor of mouth to side of the tongue over anterior two thirds of which it is distributed: also supplies mucous membrane of floor of mouth and passes close to lingual side of roots of second and third mandibular molar teeth; is endangered during tooth extractions.
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Care must be taken to avoid injury to the lingual nerve and submandibular duct.
The chorda tympani is large and enters the mandibular arch; it terminates near a branch of the mandibular nerve, which will become the lingual nerve.
The lingual nerve and submandibular ganglion had been identified, and a clamp had been placed just proximal to the submandibular gland, and this portion had been ligated.
Care must be taken to preserve the hypoglossal and lingual nerves.