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i was wondering does the chorda tympani nerve carry vibrations that travels via the internal auditory meatus ?

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Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
20 years experience Neurology
Branch of Facial n: Chorda tympani is a branch of the mastoid segment of the facial nerve. Contain preganglionic parasympathetic fibers which innervate the submandibular and sublingual glands. Also contains afferent taste fibers from anterior 2/3rds of the tongue destined for nucleus of solitary tract. Does not travel through internal acoustic meatus.
Answered on May 25, 2016

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