Pterygopalatine nerves

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pterygopalatine nerves --> ganglionic branches of maxillary nerve

(Science: anatomy, nerve) The ganglionic branches, two short sensory branches of the maxillary nerve in the pterygopalatine fossa, the fibres of which pass through the pterygopalatine ganglion without synapse.

Synonym: radix sensoria ganglii pterygopalatini, rami ganglionici nervi maxillaris, rami ganglionares, nervi pterygopalatini, nervi sphenopalatini, pterygopalatine nerves, sensory root of pterygopalatine ganglion.