Lesser palatine nerve

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Nerve: Lesser palatine nerve
The sphenopalatine ganglion and its branches. (Posterior palatine at bottom right.)
Latin nervi palatini minores
Gray's subject #200 893
From pterygopalatine ganglion
/ Elsevier

The lesser palatine nerve (posterior palatine nerve) descends through the pterygopalatine canal, and emerges by the lesser palatine foramen. It also has nasal branches that innervate the nasal cavity.

It supplies the soft palate, tonsil, and uvula.

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