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Medical Term:

pharyngeal branch of vagus nerve


Definition: conveys motor fibers from the cranial root of the accessory nerve to the pharyngeal constrictor muscles, the intrinsic muscles of the soft palate, and the levator palati muscle; may also bring some general sensory fibers to the pharyngeal plexus.

Synonym(s): rami pharyngei nervi vagiTA

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