superior laryngeal nerve

(redirected from nervus laryngeus superior)

su·pe·ri·or la·ryn·ge·al nerve

[TA]
a branch of the vagus nerve at the inferior ganglion; at the thyroid cartilage it divides into two branches: the internal laryngeal nerve, a sensory branch that supplies the mucous membrane of the larynx superior to the vocal folds, and the external laryngeal nerve, a motor branch that supplies the inferior pharyngeal constrictor and the cricothyroid muscle.
Synonym(s): nervus laryngeus superior [TA]

su·pe·ri·or la·ryn·ge·al nerve

(sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr lăr-in'jē-ăl nĕrv) [TA]
Branch of vagus nerve at inferior ganglion; at thyroid cartilage, it divides into two branches.
Synonym(s): nervus laryngeus superior.