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Medical Term:

superior ganglion of glossopharyngeal nerve


the upper, smaller, and less significant of two ganglia on the glossopharyngeal nerve as it traverses the jugular foramen; it is usually regarded as a detached part of the inferior ganglion.

Synonym(s): ganglion superius nervi glossopharyngeiTA, Ehrenritter ganglion, intracranial ganglion, jugular ganglion1

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