lingual nerve

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lingual nerve

[′liŋ·gwəl ′nərv]
(neuroscience)
A branch of the mandibular nerve having somatic sensory components and innervating the mucosa of the floor of the mouth and the anterior two-thirds of the tongue.
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However, it may cause damage to the inferior dental and lingual nerves.
It was excised in continuation with the gland (Figure 3), with preservation of the marginal mandibular, hypoglossal and lingual nerves.
In this double blind controlled clini- cal trial it has become clear that the administration of 8 mg dexamethasone, intramuscularly, 1 hr before operation did not have any significant effect on neuropraxia of the inferior alveolar nerve and lingual nerves.
Risk factors associated with injury to the inferior alveolar and lingual nerves following 3rd molar surgery- Revisited.
In this double blind controlled study, the effects of intramuscular Dexamethasone on neuropraxia development of inferior alveolar nerve and lingual nerve following the surgical removal of mandibular third molars were studied after 24 hours.
We describe the presence of a communicating branch between the mylohyoid and lingual nerves in an adult male cadaver, and discuss its clinical/surgical implications as well as its possible role on the sensory innervation of the tongue.
In this way, the aim of the present study is to describe the presence of a communicating branch between the mylohyoid and lingual nerves, and to discuss its clinical/surgical implications.
No anatomical variations were found on the inferior alveolar or the lingual nerves origins.
Care must be taken to preserve the hypoglossal and lingual nerves.
The chorda tympani and lingual nerves end near the developing submandibular ganglion.
The chorda tympani and lingual nerves unite proximal to the submandibular gland.
The chorda tympani is large and enters the mandibular arch; it terminates near a branch of the mandibular nerve, which will become the lingual nerve.