Cranial nerve that branches into the lateral (to body sense organs) and the intestino-accessorial (to the skin, muscles of shoulder, hyoid, larynx, gut, lungs, and heart). [ https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0471209627 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagus_nerve ]

Synonyms: vagus X nerve vagus vagus nerve [X] tenth cranial nerve vagus nerve tree nervus vagus [x]

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

latin term
nervus vagus [x] [ FMA:TA FMA:5731 ]

abbreviation
10n [ BIRNLEX:801 NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource ]

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5e/Gray791.png

external definition

Nerve consisting of branchiomotor and visceral efferent fibers which branch and innervate the smooth muscles and glands of the heart, lungs, esophagus, and stomach as well as some throat muscles. Sensory fibers supply mucosa of the mouth and pharynx.[AAO]

has related synonym

pneuomgastric nerve
vagal nerve
nerve X
cranial nerve X
CN-X
vagus nerve or its root
nervus vagus

homology notes

We conclude this section by listing some of the many synapomorphies of craniates, including (...) (5) cranial nerves (...) (reference 1); Phylogenetically, the cranial nerves are thought to have evolved from dorsal and ventral nerves of a few anterior spinal nerves that became incorporated into the braincase. Dorsal and ventral nerves fuse in the trunk but not in the head, and they produce two series: dorsal cranial nerves (V, VII, IX, and X) and ventral cranial nerves (III, IV, VI, and XIII) (reference 2).[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0001759