nerve of Hering

noun
nerve of Her·​ing | \ -ˈher-iŋ How to pronounce nerve of Hering (audio) \

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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“Nerve of Hering.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/nerve%20of%20Hering. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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