Term: cranial nerve IX efferent neuron
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Name: cranial nerve IX
Synonyms: CN-IX, glossopharyngeal nerve, nervus glossopharyngeus
Definition: Cranial nerve that innervates gill muscles. Sometimes called a branchiomeric nerve because it innervates derivatives of the branchial arches. The root is typically found at rhombomere 6. This nerve contains sensory axons that carry both somatic and visceral sensory information as well as motor axons from branchiomotor neurons.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000668]
Name: efferent neuron
Synonyms: output neuron
Definition: A neuron which sends impulses peripherally to activate muscles or secretory cells.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009239]