nerve of tensor muscle of soft palate


A branch of the mandibular nerve passing through the otic ganglion and supplying the tensor muscle of the soft palate.

Nearby words

  1. nerve growth factor,
  2. nerve growth factor antiserum,
  3. nerve impulse,
  4. nerve net,
  5. nerve of pterygoid canal,
  6. nerve of tensor tympani muscle,
  7. nerve plexus,
  8. nerve root,
  9. nerve rootlet,
  10. nerve tissue

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