TENTH CRANIAL NERVES
\tˈɛnθ kɹˈe͡ɪnɪəl nˈɜːvz], \tˈɛnθ kɹˈeɪnɪəl nˈɜːvz], \t_ˈɛ_n_θ k_ɹ_ˈeɪ_n_ɪ__ə_l n_ˈɜː_v_z]\
Definitions of TENTH CRANIAL NERVES
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The 10th cranial nerve. The vagus is a mixed nerve which contains somatic afferents (from skin in back of the ear and the external auditory meatus), visceral afferents (from the pharynx, larynx, thorax, and abdomen), parasympathetic efferents (to the thorax and abdomen), and efferents to striated muscle (of the larynx and pharynx).
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