Lingual branches of glossopharyngeal nerve

The lingual branch of the glossopharyngeal nerve innervates the taste buds of the posterior 1/3 of the tongue and provides general sensation to this same area. The neuron cell bodies whose axons form the nerve, are found in the inferior ganglion of the glossopharyngeal nerve.

Lingual branches of glossopharyngeal nerve
Fromglossopharyngeal nerve
Latinrami linguales nervi glossopharyngei
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy


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