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Glossopharyngeal Nerve Diseases MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Glossopharyngeal Nerve Diseases
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RDF Unique Identifier
neopl: coord IM with CRANIAL NERVE NEOPLASMS (IM) + histol type of neopl (IM)
Scope Note
Diseases of the ninth cranial (glossopharyngeal) nerve or its nuclei in the medulla. The nerve may be injured by diseases affecting the lower brain stem, floor of the posterior fossa, jugular foramen, or the nerve's extracranial course. Clinical manifestations include loss of sensation from the pharynx, decreased salivation, and syncope. Glossopharyngeal neuralgia refers to a condition that features recurrent unilateral sharp pain in the tongue, angle of the jaw, external auditory meatus and throat that may be associated with SYNCOPE. Episodes may be triggered by cough, sneeze, swallowing, or pressure on the tragus of the ear. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1390)
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Entry Term(s)
Cranial Nerve IX Diseases
Cranial Nerve IX Disorders
Glossopharyngeal Motor Neuropathy
Glossopharyngeal Nerve Sensory Neuropathy
Glossopharyngeal Nerve Taste Disorder
Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
Ninth Cranial Nerve Diseases
Sensory Neuropathy, Glossopharyngeal Nerve
Taste Disorder, Glossopharyngeal Nerve
Previous Indexing
Cranial Nerve Diseases (1981-1999)
Glossopharyngeal Nerve (1965-1980)
See Also
Cranial Nerve Injuries
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Glossopharyngeal Nerve Diseases Preferred
Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia Narrower
Glossopharyngeal Nerve Taste Disorder Narrower
Glossopharyngeal Motor Neuropathy Narrower
Glossopharyngeal Nerve Sensory Neuropathy Narrower
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