Cranial nerve that branches into the lateral (to body sense organs) and the intestino-accessorial (to the skin, muscles of shoulder, hyoid, larynx, gut, lungs, and heart). [ ]

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

latin term
nervus vagus [x] [ FMA:5731 FMA:TA ]

10n [ BIRNLEX:801 NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource ]

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external definition

Nerve consisting of branchiomotor and visceral efferent fibers which branch and innervate the smooth muscles and glands of the heart, lungs, esophagus, and stomach as well as some throat muscles. Sensory fibers supply mucosa of the mouth and pharynx.[AAO]

has exact synonym

vagus X nerve
vagus nerve [X]
tenth cranial nerve
vagus nerve tree
nervus vagus [x]

has related synonym

vagal nerve
pneuomgastric nerve
nerve X
cranial nerve X
vagus nerve or its root
nervus vagus

homology notes

We conclude this section by listing some of the many synapomorphies of craniates, including (...) (5) cranial nerves (...) (reference 1); Phylogenetically, the cranial nerves are thought to have evolved from dorsal and ventral nerves of a few anterior spinal nerves that became incorporated into the braincase. Dorsal and ventral nerves fuse in the trunk but not in the head, and they produce two series: dorsal cranial nerves (V, VII, IX, and X) and ventral cranial nerves (III, IV, VI, and XIII) (reference 2).[well established][VHOG]