petrosal nerve

petrosal nerve
petrosal nerve n any of several small nerves passing through foramina in the petrous portion of the temporal bone: as
a) DEEP PETROSAL NERVE
b) GREATER PETROSAL NERVE
c) LESSER PETROSAL NERVE

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  • Petrosal nerve — (a nerve traveling through the petrous portion of the temporal bone) may refer to:*Deep petrosal nerve *Greater petrosal nerve (also known as the greater superficial petrosal nerve) *Lesser petrosal nerve (also known as the lesser superficial… …   Wikipedia

  • petrosal nerve greater — petrosal nerve, greater superficial nervus petrosus major …   Medical dictionary

  • petrosal nerve lesser — petrosal nerve, lesser superficial nervus petrosus minor …   Medical dictionary

  • Deep petrosal nerve — Nerve: Deep petrosal nerve Alveolar branches of superior maxillary nerve and sphenopalatine ganglion. (Deep petrosal labeled at bottom, center right.) Latin n. petrosus profundus Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • petrosal nerve — noun : any of several small nerves passing through foramina in the petrous portion of the temporal bone …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lesser petrosal nerve — Infobox Nerve Name = Lesser petrosal nerve Latin = nervus petrosus minor GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Plan of the facial and intermediate nerves and their communication with other nerves. Caption2 = Mandibular division of trifacial nerve,… …   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

  • greater petrosal nerve — n a mixed nerve that contains mostly sensory and some parasympathetic fibers, arises in the geniculate ganglion, joins with the deep petrosal nerve at the entrance of the pterygoid canal to form the Vidian nerve, and as part of this nerve sends… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • Hiatus for lesser petrosal nerve — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = hiatus canalis nervi petrosi minoris GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Mandibular division of trifacial nerve, seen from the middle line. The small figure is an enlarged view of the otic ganglion. Caption2 …   Wikipedia

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