pharyngeal branch of vagus nerve

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pha·ryn·ge·al branch of va·gus nerve

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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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In 50 % of the cases, from the lateral surface of the central part of the, CCG two or three relatively long and thin branches communicated with the pharyngeal branches of the vagus and glossopharyngeal nerves while passing over the lateral surface of the internal carotid artery and the sympathetic trunk and medial to the glossopharyngeal nerve a little distal to the ventral pole of the CCG (Fig.
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.