pneumogastric nerve

pneumogastric nerve
noun
a mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and esophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal viscera
Derivationally related forms: ↑pneumogastric (for: ↑pneumogastric), ↑vagal (for: ↑vagus)
Hypernyms: ↑cranial nerve

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noun also pneumogastric

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Anat. (formerly)
the vagus nerve.
[1825-35]

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pneumogastric nerve,
either of the vagus nerves.

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  • pneumogastric nerve — /njumoʊˈgæstrɪk nɜv/ (say nyoohmoh gastrik nerv) noun → vagus nerve …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Pneumogastric — Pneu mo*gas tric, a. [Pneumo + gastric.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the lungs and the stomach. n. The pneumogastric nerve. [1913 Webster] {Pneumogastric nerve} (Anat.), one of the tenth pair of cranial nerves which are distributed to the pharynx …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pneumogastric — /nooh meuh gas trik, nyooh /, Anat. adj. 1. of or pertaining to the lungs and stomach. n. 2. See pneumogastric nerve. [1825 35; PNEUMO + GASTRIC] * * * …   Universalium

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  • tenth cranial nerve — noun a mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and esophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal viscera • Syn: ↑vagus, ↑vagus nerve, ↑nervus vagus, ↑pneumogastric, ↑pneumogastric nerve, ↑wandering nerve •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wandering nerve — noun a mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and esophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal viscera • Syn: ↑vagus, ↑vagus nerve, ↑nervus vagus, ↑pneumogastric, ↑pneumogastric nerve, ↑tenth cranial nerve •… …   Useful english dictionary

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