Nerve of Wrisberg


All of the following are names for nerve of Wrisberg EXCEPT –


A. Intermediate nerve

B. Nervus intermedius

C. Nerve of hesitance

D. Glossopalatine nerve



Nerve of Wrisberg is a part of –


A. 5th cranial nerve

B. 7th cranial nerve

C. 9th cranial nerve

D. 11th cranial nerve



Geniculate ganglion contains the cell bodies of the ———————- of the nervus intermedius


A. Sensory component

B. Motor and Sensory component

C. Proprioception component

D. Motor component



In-Shorts


Sensory component of the intermediate nerve carries


  • Sensation from the skin of the external auditory meatus, mucous membranes of the nasopharynx and nose
  • Taste from the anterior two-thirds of the tongue, floor of the mouth, and the soft palate.

Greater petrosal nerve – sensory information from the mucous membranes of the nasopharynx and palate is carried along the ,

Chorda tympani nerve (and lingual nerve) – carries taste input from the anterior two-thirds of the tongue, floor of mouth, and soft palate.


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