pterygoid nerve

pter·y·goid nerve

one of two motor branches, the nerves to the lateral and medial pterygoid muscles, from the mandibular nerve, supplying muscles with fibers of the motor root of the trigeminal nerve.
Synonym(s): nervus pterygoideus

pter·y·goid nerve

(ter'i-goyd nĕrv)
One of two motor branches, lateral and medial, of the mandibular nerve, supplying the lateral and medial pterygoid muscles with fibers of the motor root of the trigeminal nerve.
Synonym(s): nervus pterygoideus [TA] .
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Symptoms occur when a mucocele impinges on surrounding structures, including cranial nerves II through VI, the dura mater, the anterior cranial fossa, the pituitary gland, the cavernous sinus, the internal carotid artery, the pterygoid canal, the pterygoid nerve, the sphenopalatine artery, and the sphenopalatine ganglion.