accessory nerve
noun Date: circa 1842 either of a pair of motor nerves that are the 11th cranial nerves of higher vertebrates, arise from the medulla and the upper part of the spinal cord, and supply chiefly the pharynx and muscles of the upper chest, back, and shoulders

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  • Spinal root of accessory nerve — Infobox Nerve Name = PAGENAME Latin = radix spinalis nervi accessorii, pars spinalis nervi accessorii GraySubject = 206 GrayPage = 913 Caption = Caption2 = Innervates = BranchFrom = BranchTo = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = r 02… …   Wikipedia

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