Vagus nerve

vagus nerve

(Science: anatomy, nerve) The vagus nerve enervates the gut (gastrointestinal tract), heart and larynx.

lesions of the tenth nerve usually result in a horse voice, but may also cause difficulty in swallowing or talking.

Synonym: cranial nerve X. A mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and esophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal viscera.One of the cranial nerves in vertebrates found at the floor of the brain that controls many of the parameters involved in the parasympathetic nervous system. The lungs and vocal chords are also the responsibility of the vagus nerve when regarding the nerv.

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