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What way sympathetic fibers reach the tongue?



1. Lingual nerve
B. Maxillary artery
C. Hypoglossal nerve
D. Lingual artery
E. Glossopharyngeal nerve
Asked by James, Last updated: Jan 26, 2020

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Bobby Rickets

Bobby Rickets, Content Reviewer

Answered Jan 25, 2019

The correct answer here is A (well, 1 as the answers are numbered), the lingual nerve. The previous answer goes into a long description, so I’m going to simplify that. Sympathetic nerves are concerned with making sure that the arrangement of the body is correct and that it works correctly (also known as the vasculature of the body). The biggest thing to make sure of is that the arteries t...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Lingual artery-remember-all over the body, the vasculature is the number one target of sympathetic nerves. sympathetic nerves help to constrict the vasculature, and they are found covering arteries in periarterial plexuses. in the head, sympathetics travel to targets on vessels. so, you know that the sympathetic nerves are coming to the tongue on an artery-now, you just need to determine what artery goes to the tongue. and that artery is the lingual artery.the lingual artery is the second...Read More
 

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