Pharyngeal branches of glossopharyngeal nerve

The pharyngeal branches of the glossopharyngeal nerve are three or four filaments which unite, opposite the Constrictor pharyngis medius, with the pharyngeal branches of the vagus and sympathetic, to form the pharyngeal plexus.

Pharyngeal branches of glossopharyngeal nerve
Fromglossopharyngeal nerve
Topharyngeal plexus
Latinrami pharyngei nervi glossopharyngei
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

Branches from this plexus perforate the muscular coat of the pharynx and supply its muscles and mucous membrane.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 909 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  • cranialnerves at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (IX)
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