Pharyngeal nerve

The pharyngeal nerve is a small branch of the maxillary nerve, arising from the posterior part of the pterygopalatine ganglion.

Pharyngeal nerve
The pterygopalatine ganglion and its branches. (Pharyngeal visible at center right.)
Frompterygopalatine ganglion
Latinnervus pharyngeus
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

It passes through the palatovaginal canal with the pharyngeal branch of the maxillary artery, and is distributed to the mucous membrane of the nasal part of the pharynx, behind the auditory tube.

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