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Accessory Nerve

"Accessory Nerve" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The 11th cranial nerve. The accessory nerve originates from neurons in the medulla and in the cervical spinal cord. It has a cranial root, which joins the vagus (10th cranial) nerve and sends motor fibers to the muscles of the larynx, and a spinal root, which sends motor fibers to the trapezius and the sternocleidomastoid muscles.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Accessory Nerve" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Accessory Nerve" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 8 publications over 8 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 1993 and 1996 and 1998 and 1999 and 2007 and 2011 and 2015 and 2020
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