hypoglossal nerve


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hypoglossal

 [hi″po-glos´al]
hypoglossal nerve the twelfth cranial nerve; its modality is purely motor, serving the intrinsic muscles of the tongue and other muscles beneath the tongue. See Appendix 3-5.

hypoglossal nerve

n.
Either of the 12th pair of cranial nerves that innervate the muscles of the tongue.

hypoglossal nerve

the 12th CRANIAL NERVE of higher vertebrates, the motor nerve supplying the floor of the mouth and the tongue.
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Hypoglossal nerve stimulation is an alternative therapy that can directly open the hypopharyngeal airway with tongue protrusion.
Hypoglossal nerve palsy (HNP) is an uncommon cranial nerve palsy comparing to other commoner cranial nerves such as 3rd, 6th, and 7th cranial nerves [4].
The hypoglossal nerve is the twelfth cranial nerve, and is a pure motor nerve that is involved in the movements of the tongue and infrahyoid muscles.
Zierz, "The forgotten condyle: delayed hypoglossal nerve palsy caused by fracture of the occipital condyle, " Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, vol.
La informacion registrada en la presente revision no sistematizada de la literatura se realizo mediante la busqueda de palabras clave en ingles y espanol: hypoglossal nerve, occipital condyle, tongue palsy, Babinski-Nageotte syndrome, Wallenberg syndrome, ColletSicard syndrome, hypoglossal nucleus, hypoglossal Schwannoma, a traves de los buscadores PubMed y Science Direct, en revistas especializadas de radiologia, neurociencia, neurologia, neurocirugia, cirugia estetica y reconstructiva.
A few months back, the United States Food and Drug Administration granted premarket approval for an upper airway stimulation system that senses respiration, and delivers mild electrical stimulation to the hypoglossal nerve in order to increase muscle tone at the back of the tongue so it will not collapse and obstruct the airway.
An implantable device that stimulates the hypoglossal nerve during inspiration has been approved for a subgroup of adults with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, the Food and Drug Administration has announced.
The gland was then carefully incised out without causing any damage to external carotid and lingual arteries and veins respectively and hypoglossal nerve. The transected digatricus muscle was then sutured with 2/0 catgut and skin was sutured with 2/0 mersilk.