American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the area under the tongue.
- adj. Of or relating to the hypoglossal nerve.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Situated under the tongue, wholly or in part: specifically applied to a pair of nerves
- n. A hypoglossal nerve. Also hypoglossus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Under the tongue; -- applied esp., in the higher vertebrates, to the twelfth or last pair of cranial nerves, which are distributed to the base of the tongue.
- n. supplies intrinsic muscles of the tongue and other tongue muscles
- hypo- + glossal (Wiktionary)
- hypo- + Greek glōssa, tongue. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“By the end of January, Minneapolis-based Inspire Medical Systems plans to begin enrolling 100 apnea patients in a key study in the U.S. and Europe to see if so-called hypoglossal nerve stimulation really could work.”
“Exogenous serotonin at the hypoglossal motor nucleus (HMN) stimulates genioglossus (GG) muscle activity.”
“Ninth or hypoglossal nerve distributed to the muscles of the tongue.”
“Above the point F, is seen the glosso-pharyngeal nerve; below F, is seen the hypoglossal nerve.”
“The twelfth pair (_hypoglossal_ nerves; control muscles of the tongue; efferent) connect with the muscles of the tongue.”
“The twelfth pair, the hypoglossal, are also motor, pass to the muscles of the tongue, and help control the delicate movements in the act of speech.”
“The motor nerve of the tongue is the ninth pair, the hypoglossal.”
“From the first two nerves the branch joins the hypoglossal trunk, runs with it some distance, and sends off a branch to the Thyreohyoideus; it then leaves the hypoglossal to form the descendens hypoglossi and unites with the communicantes cervicalis from the second and third cervical nerves to form the ansa hypoglossi from which nerves pass to the other Infrahyoid muscles.”
“The Mylohyoideus and anterior belly of the Digastricus are supplied by the mylohyoid branch of the inferior alveolar; the Stylohyoideus and posterior belly of the Digastricus, by the facial; the Geniohyoideus, by the hypoglossal.”
“The hypoglossal nerve has been displaced downward in this preparation.”
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