Pharyngeal nerve

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Nerve: Pharyngeal nerve
The sphenopalatine ganglion and its branches. (Pharyngeal visible at center right.)
Latin nervus pharyngeus
Gray's subject #200 893
From pterygopalatine ganglion
/ Elsevier

The pharyngeal nerve (pterygopalatine nerve) is a small branch arising from the posterior part of the pterygopalatine ganglion.

It passes through the pharyngeal canal with the pharyngeal branch of the internal maxillary artery, and is distributed to the mucous membrane of the nasal part of the pharynx, behind the auditory tube.

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