nerve of Hering

noun
nerve of Her·​ing | \ -ˈher-iŋ \

Medical Definition of nerve of Hering

: a nerve that arises from the main trunk of the glossopharyngeal nerve and runs along the internal carotid artery to supply afferent fibers especially to the baroreceptors of the carotid sinus

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