glossopharyngeal nerves


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glossopharyngeal nerves

The 9th of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves arising directly from the brain and providing taste sensation to the back of the tongue and sensation in the lining of the throat. They also supply the CAROTID BODY and the CAROTID SINUS and a pair of muscles that assist in swallowing.
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Generally, the jugular nerve communicated with the vagus and the glossopharyngeal nerves in the roe deer, donkey, pig, Bactrian camel, yak, white yak, and Angora goat, which was concurrent with the present study, but the bovine jugular nerve also provided extra communicating branch with the hypoglossal nerve.
In more than 50% of intraoral lesions, it is not possible to differentiate between tumors of the lingual, hypoglossal and glossopharyngeal nerves. (13)
(1) Glomus jugulare tumors arise from glomus bodies or paraganglionic tissue in the adventitia of the jugular bulb, usually in relation to the auricular branches of the vagus and glossopharyngeal nerves. The annual incidence is 1 in 1.3 million.