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Medical Term:

pharyngeal nerve


Definition: branch of pterygopalatine ganglion passing posteriorly through pharyngeal canal to supply postsynaptic parasympathetic fibers to mucus glands of nasopharynx.

Synonym(s): nervus pharyngeusTA, pharyngeal branch of pterygopalatine ganglion, ramus pharyngeus ganglii pterygopalatini

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