"Hypoglossal Nerve" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The 12th cranial nerve. The hypoglossal nerve originates in the hypoglossal nucleus of the medulla and supplies motor innervation to all of the muscles of the tongue except the palatoglossus (which is supplied by the vagus). This nerve also contains proprioceptive afferents from the tongue muscles.
- Hypoglossal Nerve
- Hypoglossal Nerves
- Nerve, Hypoglossal
- Nerves, Hypoglossal
- Cranial Nerve XII
- Cranial Nerve XIIs
- Nerve XII, Cranial
- Nerve XIIs, Cranial
- XII, Cranial Nerve
- XIIs, Cranial Nerve
- Twelfth Cranial Nerve
- Cranial Nerve, Twelfth
- Cranial Nerves, Twelfth
- Nerve, Twelfth Cranial
- Nerves, Twelfth Cranial
- Twelfth Cranial Nerves
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