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"hypoglossal nerve"

Definition #1 for "hypoglossal nerve"

supplies intrinsic muscles of the tongue and other tongue muscles


Definition #2 for "hypoglossal nerve"

The hypoglossal nerve is the twelfth cranial nerve, leading to muscles of the tongue. It is called hypoglossal nerve because it is below the tongue. It controls tongue movements of speech, food manipulation, and swallowing.


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