hiatus for greater petrosal nerve

hiatus for greater petrosal nerve
h. canalis nervi petrosi majoris.

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  • Hiatus for greater petrosal nerve — Infobox Bone Name = Hiatus of the facial canal Latin = hiatus canalis nervi petrosi majoris, hiatus canalis facialis GraySubject = 34 GrayPage = 142 Caption = Coronal section of right temporal bone. (Bristle in hiatus of facial canal labeled at… …   Wikipedia

  • Greater petrosal nerve — Infobox Nerve Name = PAGENAME Latin = nervus petrosus major GraySubject = 202 GrayPage = 903 Caption = The course and connections of the facial nerve in the temporal bone. Caption2 = Plan of the facial and intermediate nerves and their… …   Wikipedia

  • hiatus canalis nervi petrosi majoris — [TA] hiatus for greater petrosal nerve: an opening in the petrous part of the temporal bone in the floor of the middle cranial fossa that transmits the greater petrosal nerve and a branch of the middle meningeal artery …   Medical dictionary

  • Hiatus (anatomy) — In anatomy, a hiatus is a a natural fissure in a structure. [Dorlands|h 11|12421917] Examples include: * Esophageal hiatus, the opening in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes from the thorax into the abdomen * Hiatus for greater… …   Wikipedia

  • Hiatus — An opening, as in the diaphragm. When there is an unusually wide opening in the diaphragm, there can be a hiatus (or hiatal) hernia. In Latin an hiatus is an opening, gaping mouth, or chasm. It is derived from the verb hiare meaning to gape or… …   Medical dictionary

  • Nerve — A bundle of fibers that uses electrical and chemical signals to transmit sensory and motor information from one body part to another. See nervous system. * * * A whitish cordlike structure composed of one or more bundles (fascicles) of myelinated …   Medical dictionary

  • Vagus nerve — Nerve: Vagus nerve Plan of upper portions of glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves. Course …   Wikipedia

  • Middle cranial fossa — Base of the skull. Upper surface. (Middle cranial fossa is the centermost of the three indentations, in pink and yellow.) Latin fossa cranii media Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Foramen — A natural opening. Although a foramen is usually through bone, it can be an opening through other types of tissue, as with the foramen ovale. * * * An aperture or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure. SYN: trema (1). [L. an… …   Medical dictionary

  • Foramina of the skull — Bone: Foramina of the skull Base of the skull. Upper surface …   Wikipedia

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