nervus intermedius


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in·ter·me·di·ate nerve

[TA]
a root of the facial nerve containing sensory fibers for taste from the anterior two thirds of the tongue with cell bodies that are located in the geniculate ganglion and presynaptic parasympathetic autonomic fibers with cell bodies that are located in the superior salivatory nucleus, i.e., the fibers that are eventually conveyed by the greater petrosal nerve and via the chorda tympani branch of the facial nerve to the lingual nerve.

in·ter·me·di·ar·y nerve

(in'tĕr-mē'dē-ar-ē nĕrv)
A root of the facial nerve containing sensory fibers for taste from the anterior two thirds of tongue with cell bodies that are located in the geniculate ganglion and presynaptic parasympathetic autonomic fibers with cell bodies that are located in the superior salivatory nucleus, i.e., the fibers eventually conveyed through the chorda tympani branch of the facial nerve to the lingual nerve.
Synonym(s): nervus intermedius [TA] , intermediate nerve.

nervus intermedius

The smaller of the two roots of the facial nerve (CN VII). It emerges between the large motor root of the facial nerve and the vestibulocochlear nerve (CN VIII) on the lateral side of the hindbrain along the lower (caudal) edge of the pons
Synonym: intermediate nerve
See also: nervus

Wrisberg,

Heinrich A., German anatomist and gynecologist, 1739-1808.
nerve of Wrisberg
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Wrisberg ganglia - parasympathetic ganglia of the cardiac plexus. Synonym(s): cardiac ganglia
Wrisberg lesion
Wrisberg ligament - the band that passes posterior to the posterior cruciate ligament. Synonym(s): posterior meniscofemoral ligament
Wrisberg nerve - Synonym(s): medial brachial cutaneous nerve; nervus intermedius
Wrisberg tubercle - a rounded eminence on the posterior part of the aryepiglottic fold. Synonym(s): cuneiform tubercle
References in periodicals archive ?
Communications exist between the nervus intermedius and both the VIIIth nerve and the motor root of the VIIth nerve.
The nervus intermedius is a clear-cut anatomic structure of approximately the same diameter as the chorda tympani nerve.
1) Between 1966 and 1996,64 patients were treated with excision of the nervus intermedius and geniculate ganglion.
The nervus intermedius was dissected from the superior vestibular nerve at the porus acusticus and traced to its entry into the facial nerve near the lateral end of the internal auditory canal.