\nˈɜːvəs ɐksɪsˈɔːɹɪəs], \nˈɜːvəs ɐksɪsˈɔːɹɪəs], \n_ˈɜː_v_ə_s ɐ_k_s_ɪ_s_ˈɔː_ɹ_ɪ__ə_s]\
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Accessory nerve, spinal accessory nerve, 11th cranial nerve, arises from the medulla and from the spinal cord as far down as the level of the fifth cervical nerve, and emerges from the side of the medulla and the cord in two parts, accessory and spinal; the former joins the vagus in the jugular foramen supplying the cardio-inhibitory and the visceromotor fibers of that nerve; the spinal portion passes down the neck and supplies the sternomastoid and trapezius muscles.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
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