nervus intermedius


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Related to nervus intermedius: geniculate ganglion, Chorda tympani, posterior auricular nerve, lacrimal nerve, Nervus Intermedius Neuralgia

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
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Complete separation of the facial and acoustic nerves is apparent, and a discrete nervus intermedius develops.
The nervus intermedius, which is smaller than the motor root of the facial nerve, passes into the brainstem between the acoustic nerve and the facial nerve motor root.
In 1976, the author described this condition in detail and proposed treatment by the excision of the nervus intermedius and excision of the geniculate ganglion via a middle cranial fossa approach.