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Cranial Nerves IX and CN X
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Glossopharyngeal and Vagus Nerves

Introduction

  • Cranial nerves IX and X are assessed at the same time

Tests to be performed

  • Palatal reflex
  • Gag reflex
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Motor function

Expected findings

  • Intact gag reflex and symmetrical palatal reflex, and normal clarity of speech with normal motor function

Equipment

  • Sterile tongue depressor

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Section: Cranial Nerves IX and X
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