(Science: anatomy) Pertaining to both the tongue and the pharynx; applied especially to the ninth pair of cranial nerves, which are distributed to the pharynx and tongue. One of the glossopharyngeal nerves.
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... general somatic afferent fibres, and just external to the... * neurological examination ( in nervous system disease: Cranial nerves ) To examine glossopharyngeal and vagus nerve function, the physician tests for the presence of touch sensation on the soft palate and the back of the throat (the ...
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