nerve of pterygoid canal

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nerve of pter·y·goid ca·nal

[TA]
the nerve constituting the parasympathetic and sympathetic root of the pterygopalatine ganglion; it is formed in the region of the foramen lacerum by the union of the greater and deep petrosal nerves and runs through the pterygoid canal to the pterygopalatine fossa.
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nerve of pter·y·goid ca·nal

(nĕrv ter'i-goyd kă-nal') [TA]
The nerve constituting the parasympathetic and sympathetic root of the pterygopalatine ganglion; it is formed in the region of the foramen lacerum by the union of the greater superficial petrosal and the deep petrosal nerves, and runs through the pterygoid canal to the pterygopalatine fossa.
Synonym(s): nervus canalis pterygoidei [TA] .
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Vidius,

Guidi (Guido), Italian anatomist and physician, 1500-1569.
vidian artery - Synonym(s): artery of pterygoid canal
vidian canal - an opening through the base of the medial pterygoid process of the sphenoid bone through which pass the artery, vein, and nerve of the pterygoid canal. Synonym(s): pterygoid canal
vidian nerve - the nerve constituting the parasympathetic and sympathetic root of the pterygopalatine ganglion. Synonym(s): nerve of pterygoid canal
vidian vein - a vein accompanying the nerve and artery through the pterygoid canal and emptying into the pharyngeal venous plexus. Synonym(s): vein of pterygoid canal
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