Chorda tympani nerve, may it have a role in stabilizing middle ear pressure?

Abstract

The chorda tympani (ChT) is a mixed nerve, branch of the facial nerve, crossing the middle ear and containing the preganglionic parasympathetic axons that innervate the sublingual and submandibular glands. The maintenance of a correct middle ear pressure (MEP) is essential for normal ear functions; its regulation has a sophisticated neural control mainly… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.mehy.2013.02.021

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@article{Rinaldi2013ChordaTN, title={Chorda tympani nerve, may it have a role in stabilizing middle ear pressure?}, author={Vittorio Rinaldi and Maurizio Cappadona and Michele Gaffuri and Sara Torretta and Lorenzo Pignataro}, journal={Medical hypotheses}, year={2013}, volume={80 6}, pages={726-7} }