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esophageal branches of the vagus nerve


Definition: includes both branches passing directly from vagi and the branches from the recurrent laryngeal nerves that form the esophageal nerve plexus that surrounds the esophagus, supplying it and adjacent portions of the pericardium.

Synonym(s): rami esophagei nervi vagi

See Also: esophageal (nerve) plexus

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