noun. supplies intrinsic muscles of the tongue and other tongue muscles.
- cranial nerve
- nervus hypoglosus
- hypoglossal nerve
- glossal (English)
- hypo- (English)
- ὑπο- (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word hypoglossal
1. Noun, singular or mass
When the motor cortex in the brain is damaged, the hypoglossal nerve — which is a pure motor nerve innervating the muscles of the tongue — will be defective, Dr. Fonarow explains.
In order from front to back these are the olfactory, optic, oculomotor, trochlear, trigeminal, abducens, facial, vestibulocochlear, glossopharyngeal, vagus, spinal accessory and hypoglossal nerves.