Definition of Glossopharyngeal nerve
Glossopharyngeal nerve: The ninth cranial nerve, which supplies the tongue, throat, and one of the salivary glands (the parotid gland). Problems with the glossopharyngeal nerve result in difficulties with tasting and 'swallowing.
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012
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