pharyngeal branch of vagus nerve

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pha·ryn·ge·al branch of va·gus nerve

conveys motor fibers from the cranial root of the accessory nerve to the pharyngeal constrictor muscles, the intrinsic muscles of the soft palate, and the levator palati muscle; may also bring some general sensory fibers to the pharyngeal plexus.
Synonym(s): rami pharyngei nervi vagi [TA]
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Common adverse effects include voice alteration or hoarseness, cough, and shortness of breath, which occur during active stimulation because of the proximity of the electrodes to the laryngeal and pharyngeal branches of the vagus nerve.