pterygopalatine nerve

pterygopalatine nerve

n.
Either of two short sensory branches of the maxillary nerve in the pterygopalatine fossa, which pass through the pterygopalatine ganglion without synapse.
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The trigeminal ganglion contains bipolar substance P neurons, (12-14) which innervate the maxillary sinus via the pterygopalatine nerve. Irritation of trigeminal substance P neurons in the maxillary sinus could result in symptoms of cluster headache associated with vasodilation.