Glossopharyngeal Nerve


Cranial Nerve IX

Cranial Nerve IXs

Cranial Nerve, Ninth

Cranial Nerves, Ninth

Glossopharyngeal Nerves

Nerve, Glossopharyngeal

Nerve, Ninth Cranial

Nerves, Glossopharyngeal

Nerves, Ninth Cranial

Ninth Cranial Nerve

Ninth Cranial Nerves

The 9th cranial nerve. The glossopharyngeal nerve is a mixed motor and sensory nerve; it conveys somatic and autonomic efferents as well as general, special, and visceral afferents. Among the connections are motor fibers to the stylopharyngeus muscle, parasympathetic fibers to the parotid glands, general and taste afferents from the posterior third of the tongue, the nasopharynx, and the palate, and afferents from baroreceptors and CHEMORECEPTOR CELLS of the carotid sinus.