accessory nerve definition

  • noun:
    • Either regarding the 11th set of cranial nerves, which convey engine impulses toward pharynx and muscle tissue for the upper thorax, back, and shoulders.
    • The 11th cranial nerves of greater vertebrates, controlling the pharynx, therefore the muscle tissue associated with the upper upper body and arms.
    • comes from two units of roots (cranial and vertebral) that unite to create the nerve

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