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Autonomics of the He

Autonomics of the Head

Name the parasympathetic cranial nerves Oculomotor, Facial, Glossopharyngeal and Vagus
Anatomically wise how is the trigeminal nerve associated with the parasympathic ganglion? Ophthalmic: Ciliary, Maxillary: Pterygopalatine and Mandibular: Submandibular
Superior cervical ganglion-ciliary ganglion SCG passes internal carotid artery, ophthalmic artery and out ciliary ganglion or avoids ciliary ganglion and to ciliary nerve to back of eye
Lacrimal nerve Only sensory, branch of ophthalmic to lacrimal gland
Pterygopalatine ganglion Sit in fissure between maxilla and pterygoid process. Responsible for all lacrimal, nasal and secretions of sinuses.
What gives off deep, lesser and greater petrosal? Carotid plexus: deep petrosal through foramen lacerum. Facial: greater petrosal that synapses in pterygopalatine ganglion. Glossopharyngeal: Lesser petrosal which synapses at otic
Chorda tympani Anterior 2/3 of tongue for taste. branch of facial nerve.
Lingual nerve Submandibular ganglion is hanging off of lingual nerve
Otic ganglion Parasympathetic: Tympanic branch of Glossopharyngeal nerve that comes out of middle cranial fossa as lesser petrosal and synapses at otic ganglion.
Auriculotemporal nerve Sympathethic and parasympathetic nerves back to parotid gland
Ciliary ganglion Oculomotor nerve and short and long ciliary nerves go to the back of the eye
Submandibular ganglion Innervates the submandibular gland and sublingual gland which secretes saliva via the chorda tympani synapse in the ganglion



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