Medical Definition of Tympanic nerve

1. A nerve from the inferior ganglion of the glossopharyngeal nerve, passing through the tympanic canaliculus to the tympanic cavity, forming there the tympanic plexus which supplies the mucous membrane of the tympanic cavity, mastoid cells, and auditory tube; presynaptic parasympathetic fibres also pass through the tympanic nerve via the lesser superficial petrosal nerve to the otic ganglion, where they synapse with postsynaptic fibres that continue to supply the parotid gland. Synonym: nervus tympanicus, Andersch's nerve, Jacobson's nerve. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tympanic Nerve

tympanic bone
tympanic canal
tympanic canaliculus
tympanic cavity
tympanic cells
tympanic enlargement
tympanic ganglion
tympanic gland
tympanic groove
tympanic incisure
tympanic intumescence
tympanic labium of limbus of spiral lamina
tympanic lip of limbus of spiral lamina
tympanic membrane
tympanic membrane perforation
tympanic nerve (current term)
tympanic notch
tympanic opening of auditory tube
tympanic opening of canaliculi for chorda tympani
tympanic opening of eustachian tube
tympanic part of temporal bone
tympanic plate of temporal bone
tympanic plexus
tympanic promontory
tympanic ring
tympanic sinus
tympanic vein
tympanic veins
tympanic wall of cochlear duct

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