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Mesh term Vagus Nerve

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Autonomic Pathways
Cranial Nerves
Parasympathetic Nervous System

Description

The 10th cranial nerve. The vagus is a mixed nerve which contains somatic afferents (from skin in back of the ear and the external auditory meatus), visceral afferents (from the pharynx, larynx, thorax, and abdomen), parasympathetic efferents (to the thorax and abdomen), and efferents to striated muscle (of the larynx and pharynx).


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Laryngeal Nerves
Nodose Ganglion


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