Autonomics of the Head
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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
Only sensory, branch of ophthalmic to lacrimal gland
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
Anterior 2/3 of tongue for taste. branch of facial nerve.
Submandibular ganglion is hanging off of lingual nerve
Parasympathetic: Tympanic branch of Glossopharyngeal nerve that comes out of middle cranial fossa as lesser petrosal and synapses at otic ganglion.
Sympathethic and parasympathetic nerves back to parotid gland
Oculomotor nerve and short and long ciliary nerves go to the back of the eye
Innervates the submandibular gland and sublingual gland which secretes saliva via the chorda tympani synapse in the ganglion