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18 Cards in this Set

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In the head and neck most lymph is returned to the vascular system at the...
junction of the left internal jugular vein and the left subclavian vein (this is where the thoracic duct drains)
maxillary premolars innervated by...
middle superior alveolar nerve
taste cell bodies are in the...
geniculate ganglion
how does sympathetic innervation reach the head?
fibers are distributed along the blood vessels
miosis (constricted pupil), ptosis (drooping) eyelid, anhydrosis of facial skin, flushing of facial skin
Horners syndrome
which 2 nerves join to form the nerve of the pterygoid canal?
deep petrosal (postganglionic sympathetics to pterygopalatine ganglion; innervates blood vessels and mucous glands of hte head and neck)


great petrosal (parasympathetic to pterygopalatine ganglion; innervates lacrimal gland; cell bodies in superior salivatory nucleus of VII)
most sympathetic postganglionic fibers have their cell bodies in the...
superior cervical ganglion
Trigeminal nerve V is a carrier for which fibers?
parasympathetic fibers of the cranial nerves
what nerve passes through the cavernous sinus?
mandibular division of trigeminal (V3); there is no air in the cavernous sinus
lesser petrosal nerve carries preganglionic parasympathetic fibers to what ganglion?
otic ganglion; innervates parotid gland
lacrimal canaliculi
passes tears from the conjunctival sac to the lacrimal sac
origin and insertion of the sphenomandibular ligament
originates at spine of sphenoid bone and inserts into the lingula of the mandible
where is the mandibular fossa
on the inferior surface of the squamous part of the temporal bone
what are the 2 inner ear muscles
stapedius- stabilizes the stapes; innervated by VII

tensor tympani- pulls on malleus and tenses the eardrum so vibration is decreased and the amplitude of sound is decreased; innervated by V
chorda tympani is what?
nerve that passes between the superior portion of the medial surface of the tympanic membrane and the root of the handle of the malleus

it is a branch of VII

provides special sensory fibers for taste to the anterior 2/3 of the tongue, and presynaptic parasympathetic fibers to the submandibular ganglion to provide secretomotor innervation to the sublingual and submandibular glands
area of eyeball to first recieve light
ciliary body
part of the middle layer o the eyeball
pathway of blood to the eyeball
internal carotid to

ophthalmic artery to

central artery of retina (pierces optic nerve)