The term ‘vagus’ comes from Latin, meaning 'wandering,' which appropriately fits the description of the 10th cranial nerve or CN X as it wanders and branches throughout the body. Vagus nerve is the longest and most complicated of all 12 cranial nerves. It is a mixed nerve with both afferent (sensory) and efferent (motor) components, […]
Introduction The autonomic nervous system is a part of the peripheral nervous system. This part is essential for regulation of the involuntary physiological processes, including heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, digestion, and sexual arousal. It consists of three anatomically different divisions: sympathetic, parasympathetic and enteric. The development of the autonomic nervous system The development of […]
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