Vernet's syndrome

[ vĕr-nāz ]

n.

A syndrome characterized by paralysis of the glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory cranial nerves, causing paralysis of the soft palate, fauces, pharynx, and vocal cords, most commonly as the result of a head injury.
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