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SIMPLE GUIDE TO GLOSSOPHARYNGEAL NERVE

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SIMPLE GUIDE TO GLOSSOPHARYNGEAL NERVE

1. Mixed nerve - mainly sensory.
2. Arises in the medulla - leaves through the jugular foramen.
3. Sensory - tonsillar fossa + pharynx (afferent part of the gag reflex) + carotid sinus.
4. Taste - posterior 1/3 of the tongue.
5. Motor - stylopharyngeus.
6. Autonomic - parotid gland.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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