internal carotid nerve


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in·ter·nal ca·rot·id nerve

[TA]
the cephalic arterial ramus conveying postsynaptic sympathetic fibers from the superior cervical ganglion to the internal carotid artery to form the internal carotid plexus.
Synonym(s): nervus caroticus internus [TA]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

in·ter·nal ca·rot·id nerve

(in-tĕr'năl kă-rot'id nĕrv) [TA]
The cephalic arterial ramus conveying postsynaptic sympathetic fibers from the superior cervical ganglion to the internal carotid artery to form the internal carotid plexus.
Synonym(s): nervus caroticus internus [TA] .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The internal carotid nerve of the bovine (2.2 cm in length) seems to be shorter than that of in the dromedary camel (2.5-4 cm), yak (3-3.5 cm), and white yak (2-2.5cm).
However, the jugular nerve originated from the internal carotid nerve in the animals presently studied.
The longus capitis and rectus capitis ventralis muscles, and part of the tympanic bone have removed to fully display the whole course of the internal carotid nerve and jugular nerve.

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