accessory nerves

plural noun Anatomy a pair of cranial nerves supplying certain muscles in the neck and shoulder.

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  • Cranial root of accessory nerves — Nerve: Cranial root of accessory nerves Brain stem sagittal section (11 visible near bottom center. Note how in this diagram, root derives entirely from spinal portion, and ascends to cranium.) …   Wikipedia

  • Spinal accessory nerves — Spinal Spi nal, a. [L. spinalis, fr. spina the spine: cf. F. spinal. See {Spine}.] 1. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the backbone, or vertebral column; rachidian; vertebral. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to a spine or spines …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Nerves, cranial — Nerves that emerge from or enter the skull (the cranium), as opposed to the spinal nerves which emerge from the vertebral column. Cranial nerves come directly from the brain through the skull. There are 12 cranial nerves each of which is accorded …   Medical dictionary

  • Accessory nerve — The accessory nerve is the eleventh cranial nerve. All twelve cranial nerves, the accessory nerve included, emerge from or enter the skull (the cranium) as opposed to the spinal nerves which emerge from the vertebral column. The accessory is so… …   Medical dictionary

  • Accessory neuropathy — Disease of the accessory nerve which is the eleventh cranial nerve. All twelve cranial nerves, the accessory nerve included, emerge from or enter the skull (the cranium) as opposed to the spinal nerves which emerge from the vertebral column. The… …   Medical dictionary

  • Accessory nerve disorder — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 2859 ICD10 = ICD10|G|52|8|g|50, ICD10|S|04|7|s|00 ICD9 = ICD9|352.4 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D020436 Injury to the spinal accessory nerve can… …   Wikipedia

  • accessory — In anatomy, denoting certain muscles, nerves, glands, etc. that are auxiliary or supernumerary to some similar, generally more important thing. SYN: accessorius. [L. accessorius, fr. ac cedo, pp. cessus, to move toward] * * * ac·ces·so·ry ik ses… …   Medical dictionary

  • Accessory obturator nerve — Infobox Nerve Name = PAGENAME Latin = n. obturatorius accessorius GraySubject = 212 GrayPage = 955 Caption = Plan of lumbar plexus. (Accessory obturator visible at bottom left.) Caption2 = The lumbar plexus and its branches. (Accessory obturator… …   Wikipedia

  • accessory nerve — noun Date: circa 1842 either of a pair of motor nerves that are the 11th cranial nerves of higher vertebrates, arise from the medulla and the upper part of the spinal cord, and supply chiefly the pharynx and muscles of the upper chest, back, and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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