Nervi palatini minores

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nervi palatini minores --> lesser palatine nerves

Usually two, these nerves emerge through the lesser palatine foramina and supply the mucosa and glands of the soft palate and uvula; they are branches of the pterygopalatine ganglion and contain postsynaptic parasympathetic and sensory fibres of the maxillary nerve.

Synonym: nervi palatini minores.