Definition of Nervus accessorius

1. Noun. Arises from two sets of roots (cranial and spinal) that unite to form the nerve.

Medical Definition of Nervus accessorius

1. The accessory nerve enervates the sternocleidomastoid muscles and the trapezius muscles. Lesions of the eleventh result in drooping of the shoulder and inability to rotate the head away from the affected side. Synonym: cranial nerve XI. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nervus Accessorius

nervous system physiology
nervous systems
nervous tissue
nervous tunic of eyeball
nervus abducens
nervus accessorius (current term)
nervus acusticus
nervus alveolaris inferior
nervus ampullaris anterior
nervus ampullaris lateralis
nervus ampullaris posterior
nervus antebrachii anterior
nervus antebrachii posterior
nervus articularis
nervus auricularis magnus
nervus auricularis posterior
nervus auriculotemporalis
nervus axillaris
nervus buccalis
nervus canalis pterygoidei

Literary usage of Nervus accessorius

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Brain and Spinal Cord: A Manual for the Study of the Morphology and Fibre by Emil Villiger (1918)
"nervus accessorius. The spinal accessory nerve presents a cerebral and a spinal portion. The fibres of the cerebral part arise from a nucleus, ..."

2. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1905)
"Herrick considers it probable that in Gad/is general cutaneous fibres enter the nervus accessorius lateralis from the Gasserian or Jugular ganglion. ..."

3. Lectures on the Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of the Vertebrate Animals by Richard Owen (1846)
"Whether the vagus forms the whole or a part of the ' nervus lateralis ' it transmits it from the fore part of its origin: the ' nervus accessorius' when ..."

4. Holden's Manual of the dissection of the human body by Luther Holden (1879)
"The nervus accessorius is composed of two parts—an upper or accessory portion, ... The nervus accessorius then pas-ses through the foramen jugulare with the ..."

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