Laryngeal Nerve

The laryngeal nerve, or Galen's nerve, is a nerve originating from the vagus nerve. It comprises two branches, the cranial superior laryngeal nerve, which leaves the vagus at the distal ganglion and passes ventrally to the larynx supplying the cricothyroid muscle and laryngeal mucosa, and the caudal recurrent laryngeal nerve, which enters the larynx under the caudal edge of the cricopharyngeus muscle and innervates all of the muscles of the larynx except the cricothyroid.

There are two subdivisions of the superior laryngeal nerve. These are internal (sensory) and external (motor).

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List Of Subjects In Gray's Anatomy: IX. Neurology - The Cranial Nerves (Gray's s195) - The Vagus Nerve (Gray's s205) - Gray's page #912
... branch (ramus pharyngeus) Pharyngeal plexus Superior laryngeal nerve (n ... laryngeus superior) external branch (ramus externus) - external laryngeal nerve internal branch (ramus internus) - internal laryngeal nerve Recurrent nerve (n ... recurrens inferior or recurrent laryngeal nerve) Superior cardiac branches (rami cardiaci superiores cervical cardiac branches) upper branches lower branch In the Thorax Inferior cardiac branches (rami ...
Superior Laryngeal Nerve
... The superior laryngeal nerve is a branch of the vagus nerve ... carotid artery, and divides into two branches external laryngeal nerve internal laryngeal nerve ...
Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve - Path
... It is referred to as "recurrent" because the branches of the nerve innervate the laryngeal muscles in the neck through a rather circuitous route it descends into the thorax ... The left laryngeal nerve, which is longer, branches from the vagus nerve to loop under the arch of the aorta, posterior to the ligamentum arteriosum before ascending ... As the recurrent nerve hooks around the subclavian artery or aorta, it gives off several cardiac filaments to the deep part of the cardiac plexus ...
List Of Human Nerves
... The following is a list of nerves in the human body Accessory nerve Accessory obturator nerve Alderman's nerve Anococcygeal nerve Ansa cervicalis ...

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