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Nerve: Superior laryngeal nerve
Gray791
Plan of upper portions of glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves. ("Laryngeal" labeled at lower right.)
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Course and distribution of the glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves. (Branches visible in upper right.)
Latin nervus laryngeus superior
Gray's subject #205 912
Innervates larynx
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The superior laryngeal nerve arises from the middle of the ganglion nodosum and in its course receives a branch from the superior cervical ganglion of the sympathetic.

It descends, by the side of the pharynx, behind the internal carotid artery, and divides into two branches:

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