lesser palatine nerves
Definition: usually two, these nerves emerge through the lesser palatine foramina and supply the mucosa and glands of the soft palate and uvula; they are branches of the pterygopalatine ganglion and contain postsynaptic parasympathetic and sensory fibers of the maxillary nerve.
Synonym(s): nervi palatini minoresTA
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