Each of the twelfth pair of cranial nerves, supplying the muscles of the tongue.
- Descendens hypoglossi may be carried partly or completely by the vagus nerve instead of the hypoglossal nerve.
- The ipsilateral hypoglossal nerve was sectioned, and that half of the muscle became silent.
- Some fibers of the hypoglossal nerve can be traced through the reticular formation as they course towards the ventrolateral sulcus.
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Syllabification: hy·po·glos·sal nerve
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