internal carotid nerve


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internal carotid nerve

[in′tərn·əl kə′räd·əd ′nərv]
(neuroscience)
A sympathetic nerve which forms networks of branches around the internal carotid artery and its branches.
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Internal carotid nerve: The nerve was the largest branch emerging from the CGG approximately 29-33 mm in length (distance between its caudodorsal extremity and floor of the cranial cavity) and 7-8 mm in width at its beginning.
Jugular nerve: Jugular nerve was 2.1 cm in length, which originated from the caudomedial side of the internal carotid nerve, just about after emerging from the CCG.
Internal carotid nerve. It appears that the internal carotid nerve tends to be extremely variable in the number of nerve branches among various species, both individually and specifically.
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