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Medical Term:

carotid branch of glossopharyngeal nerve (CN IX)


Definition: a branch of the glossopharyngeal nerve that innervates the baroreceptors in the wall of the carotid sinus and the chemoreceptors in the carotid body.

Synonym(s): ramus sinus carotici nervi glossopharyngei (CN IX)TA, ramus sinus caroticiTA, carotid sinus branch, carotid sinus nerve, Hering sinus nerve, intercarotid nerve, nerve to carotid sinus, sinus nerve of Hering

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