Lesser palatine nerve

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The lesser palatine nerves (posterior palatine nerve) are branches of the maxillary nerve (CN V2). They descends through the greater palatine canal alongside the greater palatine nerve, and emerge (separately) through the lesser palatine foramen to pass posteriorward.[1] They supply the soft palate, tonsil,[1][2] and uvula.[2]

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Lesser palatine nerve
The sphenopalatine ganglion and its branches. (Posterior palatine at bottom right.)
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Frompterygopalatine ganglion
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Latinnervi palatini minores
TA98A14.2.01.047
TA26227
FMA52805
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy
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