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external carotid nerves


Definition: cephalic arterial ramus of the sympathetic trunk, conveying a number of sympathetic nerve fibers extending from the superior cervical ganglion to the external carotid artery to form the external carotid plexus.

Synonym(s): nervi carotici externiTA

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