Term: cranial nerve X branchiomotor neuron
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Name: cranial nerve X
Synonyms: CN-X, vagal nerve, vagus nerve
Definition: Cranial nerve that innervates gill muscles. Sometimes called a branchiomeric nerve because it innervates derivatives of the branchial arches. This nerve contains sensory axons that carry both somatic and visceral sensory information as well as motor axons from branchiomotor neurons. The root is typically found at either rhombomere 7 or rhombomere 8.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000453]
Name: branchiomotor neuron
Synonyms: branchi motor neuron, special visceral motor neuron
Definition: Cranial motor neuron which innervates muscles derived from the branchial (pharyngeal) arches.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0005731]