vagus nerve CN X

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va·gus nerve [CN X]

[TA]
a mixed nerve that arises by numerous small roots from the side of the medulla oblongata through the retroolivary groove, between the glossopharyngeal above and the accessory below; it leaves the cranial cavity by the jugular foramen and passes down to supply the pharynx, larynx, trachea, lungs, heart, and gastrointestinal tract as far as the left colic (splenic) flexure.
Synonym(s): nervus vagus [CN X] [TA], pneumogastric nerve, tenth cranial nerve [CN X], vagus

va·gus nerve [CN X]

(vā'gŭs nĕrv) [TA]
A mixed nerve that arises by numerous small roots from the side of the medulla oblongata, between the glossopharyngeal above and the accessory below; it leaves the cranial cavity by the jugular foramen and passes down to supply the pharynx, larynx, trachea, lungs, heart, and the gastrointestinal tract as far as the left colic (splenic) flexure; the only cranial nerve that does not arise from the brain, but is classified as such because it exits from the cranium.
Synonym(s): nervus vagus [CN X] [TA] , pneumogastric nerve, tenth cranial nerve [CN X], vagus.

va·gus nerve [CN X]

(vā'gŭs nĕrv) [TA]
Mixed nerve that arises by numerous small roots from side of medulla oblongata through retroolivary groove, between glossopharyngeal above and accessory below.
Synonym(s): nervus vagus [CN X], tenth cranial nerve [CN X].