Definition of Ninth cranial nerve

1. Noun. Sensory nerve to the pharynx and back of the tongue; motor fibers innervate muscles that elevate the pharynx and larynx; includes parasympathetic fibers to the otic ganglion.




Medical Definition of Ninth cranial nerve

1. The glossopharyngeal nerve enervates muscles involved in swallowing and taste. Lesions of the ninth nerve result in difficulty swallowing and disturbance of taste. Synonym: cranial nerve IX. (27 Sep 1997)

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Literary usage of Ninth cranial nerve

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1. Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck by John Blair Deaver (1904)
"The pars intermedia of Wrisberg is considered a portion of the glosso-pharyngeal or ninth cranial nerve, its nucleus being continuous with that of the ninth ..."

2. Morris's Human Anatomy: A Complete Systematic Treatise by English and by Henry Morris, James Playfair McMurrich (1907)
"... 778, 782 mid, 814 nerve-supply of blood-vessels of, 882 ninth cranial nerve, 778, 980 oculomotor nerves, 777, 961 olfactory lobe, 844 nerves, 777, 95! ..."

3. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"VIII. Eighth cranial nerve. ML. Medulla oblongata (metencephalon). IX. Ninth cranial nerve. I. First cranial nerve. X. Tenth cranial nerve. Fio. 82. ..."

4. Vertebrate Embryology: A Text-book for Students and Practitioners by Arthur Milnes Marshall (1893)
"The glosso-pharyngeal, or ninth cranial nerve, as in the chick, arises by multiple roots from the side of the medulla oblongata, immediately behind the ..."

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