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Neurology of Swallow


QuestionAnswer: Cranial Nerve
Mouth held shut Cranial Nerve VII
Relays position of food in mouth Cranial Nerve V
Sense arrival of bolus at palate Cranial Nerve IX
Pushes bolus up and back against soft palate Cranial Nerve XII
Pulls Hyoid up/back Cranial Nerve V, VII, XII
Bring larynx beneath tongue Cranial Nerve V, VII, XII
Hyoid elevation Cranial Nerve IX
Pharynx dilation Cranial Nerve IX
Constriction (peristalsis) initiate esophagus Cranial Nerve X
Bolus passed through stomach Cranial Nerve X
Created by: Tcoakley