cranial nerve twelfth


cranial nerve twelfth
nervus hypoglossus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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

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

  • cranial nerve — noun any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem • Hypernyms: ↑nerve, ↑nervus • Hyponyms: ↑olfactory nerve, ↑nervii olfactorii, ↑first cranial nerve, ↑optic nerve, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • twelfth cranial nerve — noun supplies intrinsic muscles of the tongue and other tongue muscles • Syn: ↑hypoglossal, ↑hypoglossal nerve, ↑nervus hypoglosus • Hypernyms: ↑cranial nerve * * * noun or …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cranial nerve XII — The twelfth cranial nerve is the hypoglossal nerve. The twelve cranial nerves, the hypoglossal nerve included, emerge from or enter the skull (the cranium), as opposed to the spinal nerves which emerge from the vertebral column. The hypoglossal… …   Medical dictionary

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

  • twelfth nerve — noun see twelfth cranial nerve …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nerve — A bundle of fibers that uses electrical and chemical signals to transmit sensory and motor information from one body part to another. See nervous system. * * * A whitish cordlike structure composed of one or more bundles (fascicles) of myelinated …   Medical dictionary

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


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