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Definition: 'Pharyngeal Nerve'

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pharyngeal nerve

Type: Term

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

Synonyms: nervus pharyngeus, pharyngeal branch of pterygopalatine ganglion, ramus pharyngeus ganglii pterygopalatini

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