"Glossopharyngeal Nerve" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The 9th cranial nerve. The glossopharyngeal nerve is a mixed motor and sensory nerve; it conveys somatic and autonomic efferents as well as general, special, and visceral afferents. Among the connections are motor fibers to the stylopharyngeus muscle, parasympathetic fibers to the parotid glands, general and taste afferents from the posterior third of the tongue, the nasopharynx, and the palate, and afferents from baroreceptors and CHEMORECEPTOR CELLS of the carotid sinus.
- Glossopharyngeal Nerve
- Glossopharyngeal Nerves
- Nerve, Glossopharyngeal
- Nerves, Glossopharyngeal
- Ninth Cranial Nerve
- Cranial Nerve, Ninth
- Cranial Nerves, Ninth
- Nerve, Ninth Cranial
- Nerves, Ninth Cranial
- Ninth Cranial Nerves
- Cranial Nerve IX
- Cranial Nerve IXs
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