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Vagus Nerve MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Vagus Nerve
Tree Number(s)
A08.800.050.050.925
A08.800.050.600.825
A08.800.800.060.920
A08.800.800.120.900
Unique ID
D014630
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014630
Annotation
neoplasm = VAGUS NERVE DISEASES (IM) + CRANIAL NERVE NEOPLASMS (IM) + histological type of neoplasm (IM)
Scope Note
The 10th cranial nerve. The vagus is a mixed nerve which contains somatic afferents (from skin in back of the ear and the external auditory meatus), visceral afferents (from the pharynx, larynx, thorax, and abdomen), parasympathetic efferents (to the thorax and abdomen), and efferents to striated muscle (of the larynx and pharynx).
Entry Term(s)
Cranial Nerve X
Nerve X
Nervus Vagus
Pneumogastric Nerve
Tenth Cranial Nerve
See Also
Vagotomy
Entry Combination
injuries:Vagus Nerve Injuries
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/06/28
Vagus Nerve Preferred
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