tenth nerve
nervus vagus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Nerve, vagus — A remarkable nerve that supplies nerve fibers to the pharynx (throat), larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe), lungs, heart, esophagus, and the intestinal tract as far as the transverse portion of the colon. The vagus nerve also brings sensory… …   Medical dictionary

  • Nerve, accessory — The accessory nerve is the eleventh cranial nerve. All twelve cranial nerves, the accessory nerve included, emerge from or enter the skull (the cranium) as opposed to the spinal nerves which emerge from the vertebral column. The accessory is so… …   Medical dictionary

  • Nerve, eleventh cranial — The eleventh cranial nerve is the accessory nerve. The twelve cranial nerves, the accessory nerve included, emerge from or enter the skull (the cranium) as opposed to the spinal nerves which emerge from the vertebral column. The accessory is so… …   Medical dictionary

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