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Vagus nerve

Introduction: Vagus nerve

Description of Vagus nerve

Vagus nerve: a mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and esophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal viscera.
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Vagus nerve: tenth cranial nerve; a mixed nerve which contains somatic and visceral afferents, parasympathetic efferents, and efferents to striated muscle.
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Vagus nerve: The 10th cranial nerve. The vagus is a mixed nerve which contains somatic afferents (from skin in back of the ear and the external auditory meatus), visceral afferents (from the pharynx, larynx, thorax, and abdomen), parasympathetic efferents (to the thorax and abdomen), and efferents to striated muscle (of the larynx and pharynx).
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Vagus nerve as an Organ

Vagus nerve (organ): The vagus nerve is one of 12 pairs of cranial nerves that originate in...more »

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The description of Vagus nerve may also be used for the following terms:

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Hierarchical classifications of Vagus nerve

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