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Medical Term:

inferior ganglion of vagus nerve


a large sensory ganglion of the vagus, anterior to the internal jugular vein and just inferior to the nerve exit from the jugular foramen. The unipolar cell bodies in this ganglion convey taste from the buds on the root of the tongue and general sensation from the throat and gut to about the level of the splenic flexure of the colon.

Synonym(s): ganglion inferius nervi vagiTA, ganglion of trunk of vagus, nodose ganglion

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