otic ganglion


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otic ganglion

[′ōd·ik ′gaŋ·glē‚än]
(neuroscience)
The nerve ganglion located immediately below the foramen ovale of the sphenoid bone.
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KEY WORDS: Rat; Otic ganglion; Autonomic nervous system; Histochemistry.
This description differs from the one observed in men, whose otic ganglion is sidelong the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve, posterior to the medium meningeal artery, and medially to the lifting muscle of the palatine veil (Williams et al.; Brodal).
Ash & Pinto reasoned how the otic symptomatology can be generated by injury of the parasympathetic nerve fibers of the auriculotemporal nerve that travel from the otic ganglion and tympanic plexus (glosopharyngeal nerve).