superior laryngeal nerve

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su·pe·ri·or la·ryn·ge·al nerve

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.
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