Localization of motoneurons innervating the levator veli palatini muscle in the cat.

@article{Loveren1983LocalizationOM,
  title={Localization of motoneurons innervating the levator veli palatini muscle in the cat.},
  author={Harry R. van Loveren and Michael John Saunders and Jeffrey Thomas Keller},
  journal={Brain research bulletin},
  year={1983},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={303-7}
}
Recent investigations of the nucleus ambiguus (NA) have attempted to identify motoneurons associated with the branchiomeric muscles of the larynx and pharynx. However, relatively little attention has been directed to the levator veli palatini muscle (LVP) which is critical in respiration, deglutition and eustachian tube function. Although the consensus is that cranial nerve X (vagus) innervates this muscle, some investigators have suggested that the LVP is innervated by either cranial nerve VII… CONTINUE READING