Medical Definition of Cranial roots

1. The roots of the accessory nerve which arise from the medulla; the nerve fibres of the cranial root join the intracranial portion of the vagus nerve and are distributed to the pharyngeal plexus, providing the motor innervation of the soft palate (except the tensor veli palati) and the pharynx. Synonym: pars vagalis nervi accessorii, radices craniales, accessory portion of spinal accessory nerve, cranial roots, vagal part of accessory nerve, vagal part. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cranial Roots

cranial nerve IV
cranial nerve IX
cranial nerve V
cranial nerve VI
cranial nerve VII
cranial nerve VIII
cranial nerve X
cranial nerve XI
cranial nerve XII
cranial nerve neoplasms
cranial nerves
cranial neuropore
cranial orbit
cranial orbits
cranial root of accessory nerve
cranial roots (current term)
cranial sinuses
cranial sutures
cranial synchondroses
cranial vault
cranial vertebra
cranialis
cranially
craniamphitomy
craniate
craniates
cranidium
cranidiums
craniectomies
craniectomy

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