Pneumogastric nerve
Pneumogastric Pneu`mo*gas"tric, a. [Pneumo- + gastric.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the lungs and the stomach. -- n. The pneumogastric nerve. [1913 Webster]

{Pneumogastric nerve} (Anat.), one of the tenth pair of cranial nerves which are distributed to the pharynx, esophagus, larynx, lungs, heart, stomach, liver, and spleen, and, in fishes and many amphibia, to the branchial apparatus and also to the sides of the body. [1913 Webster]


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  • pneumogastric nerve — noun a mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and esophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal viscera • Syn: ↑vagus, ↑vagus nerve, ↑nervus vagus, ↑pneumogastric, ↑tenth cranial nerve, ↑wandering nerve •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pneumogastric nerve — pneu·mo·gas·tric nerve .n(y)ü mə gas trik n VAGUS NERVE * * * nervus vagus …   Medical dictionary

  • pneumogastric nerve — Anat. (formerly) the vagus nerve. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • pneumogastric nerve — /njumoʊˈgæstrɪk nɜv/ (say nyoohmoh gastrik nerv) noun → vagus nerve …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pneumogastric — Pneu mo*gas tric, a. [Pneumo + gastric.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the lungs and the stomach. n. The pneumogastric nerve. [1913 Webster] {Pneumogastric nerve} (Anat.), one of the tenth pair of cranial nerves which are distributed to the pharynx …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pneumogastric — /nooh meuh gas trik, nyooh /, Anat. adj. 1. of or pertaining to the lungs and stomach. n. 2. See pneumogastric nerve. [1825 35; PNEUMO + GASTRIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • Nerve — A bundle of fibers that uses electrical and chemical signals to transmit sensory and motor information from one body part to another. See nervous system. * * * A whitish cordlike structure composed of one or more bundles (fascicles) of myelinated …   Medical dictionary

  • Vagus nerve — Nerve: Vagus nerve Plan of upper portions of glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves. Course …   Wikipedia

  • tenth cranial nerve — noun a mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and esophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal viscera • Syn: ↑vagus, ↑vagus nerve, ↑nervus vagus, ↑pneumogastric, ↑pneumogastric nerve, ↑wandering nerve •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wandering nerve — noun a mixed nerve that supplies the pharynx and larynx and lungs and heart and esophagus and stomach and most of the abdominal viscera • Syn: ↑vagus, ↑vagus nerve, ↑nervus vagus, ↑pneumogastric, ↑pneumogastric nerve, ↑tenth cranial nerve •… …   Useful english dictionary

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