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Lesser palatine nerve

Lesser palatine nerve
The sphenopalatine ganglion and its branches. (Posterior palatine at bottom right.)
Details
Latin nervi palatini minores
From
pterygopalatine ganglion
Identifiers
Gray's p.893
Dorlands
/Elsevier
n_05/12566402
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The lesser palatine nerve (posterior palatine nerve) is one of two palatine nerves that descends through the greater palatine canal, and emerges by the lesser palatine foramen. It is a branch of the maxillary nerve (CN V2) It also has nasal branches that innervate the nasal cavity.

It supplies the soft palate, tonsil, and uvula.

External links

  • lesson9 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)
  • cranialnerves at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University) (V)
  • MedEd at Loyola GrossAnatomy/h_n/cn/cn1/cnb2.htm
  • lesser+palatine+nerves at eMedicine Dictionary

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