carotid nerve


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carotid nerve

1. Any of the nerves from the superior cervical ganglion of the sympathetic trunk that form plexuses around the carotid arteries. The internal carotid nerves form a plexus around the internal carotid artery inside the carotid canal; the external carotid nerves form a plexus around the external carotid artery.
2. Carotid sinus nerve.
See also: nerve
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Ascending pharyngeal branch: The vascular branches to the origin of the ascending pharyngeal artery derived from the medial surface of the external carotid nerve or from the ascending pharyngeal artery.
Linguofacial branch: The nerve branch was one of the most distinct vascular nerve branches of external carotid nerve as a direct vetro rostral continuation of the external carotid nerve along the dorsomedial surface of the artery (Figs.
Glandular branch: Two short branches were direct downward continuation of the external carotid nerve to the dorsal end of the mandibular salivary gland, lying on the course of the medial surface of the common carotid artery near its transition to the external carotid artery (Fig.