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Glossopharyngeal nerve

The glossopharyngeal nerve is the ninth of twelve cranial nerves.

It receives sensory fibres from the posterior 2/3 of the tongue, the tonsils[?], the pharynx, the middle ear and the carotid body[?].

It supplies parasympathetic[?] fibres to the parotid gland[?] via the otic ganglion[?].

It also supplies motor fibres to stylopharngeus muscle[?] and the upper pharyngeal muscles.

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