Glossopharyngeal nerve: The glossopharyngeal nerve is the ninth cranial nerve. The 12 cranial nerves, the glossopharyngeal nerve included, emerge from or enter the skull (the cranium), as opposed to the spinal nerves which emerge from the vertebral column.
The glossopharyngeal nerve supplies the tongue, throat, and one of the salivary glands (the parotid gland). Problems with the glossopharyngeal nerve result in trouble taste and swallowing.
"Glosso-" comes from the Greek "glossa", the tongue and "pharynx" is the Greek for throat. So the glossopharyngeal nerve is the nerve that serves the tongue and throat.
Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( glÃ´ ' sÅ-fÉ™-rÄn ' jÄ“-É™l, -jÉ™l, -fÄƒr ' É™n-jÄ“ ' É™l, glÅs ' Å- ) n. Either of the ninth pair of cranial ...
CN IX. Glossopharyngeal Nerve The glossopharyngeal nerve as its name suggests is related to the tongue and the pharynx. The ninth cranial nerve exits the brain stem as a ...
nerve (nerv) a cordlike structure comprising a collection of nerve fibers that convey impulses between a part of the central nervous system and some other body region.
Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body. IX. Neurology. 5i. The Glossopharyngeal Nerve
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