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Hypoglossal Nerve

Descriptions of Hypoglossal Nerve

Hypoglossal Nerve: supplies intrinsic muscles of the tongue and other tongue muscles
Source: WordNet 2.1

Hypoglossal Nerve : twelfth cranial nerve; originates in the hypoglossal nucleus of the medulla and supplies motor innervation to all of the muscles of the tongue except the palatoglossus (which is supplied by the vagus); also contains proprioceptive afferents from the tongue muscles.
Source: CRISP

Summary Information: Hypoglossal Nerve

Hypoglossal Nerve: The hypoglossal nerve is one of 12 pairs of cranial nerves that originate in the brain. The hypoglossal nerve carries impulses that innervate the movement of the tongue.

Conditions that afflict the hypoglossal nerve include hypoglossal nerve disorders, infection, stroke, and Lou Gehrig's disease.

Closely Related Organs: Hypoglossal Nerve

The following organs are closely related to the organ: Hypoglossal Nerve:

Conditions Afflicting Organs: Hypoglossal Nerve

The following conditions are related to the organ: Hypoglossal Nerve:

Other Names: Hypoglossal Nerve

The following are other names for the organ: Hypoglossal Nerve:

  • Cranial nerve Xll

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Hypoglossal Nerve

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Hypoglossal Nerve:

  • Weakness of the tongue
  • Atrophy of the tongue
  • Problems with swallowing, speaking, and swallowing
  • Tongue twitching

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