otic ganglion


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an autonomic ganglion whose postganglionic fibers are distributed to the parotid gland

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SUMMARY: The otic ganglion is a cranial component of the parasympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system (ANS).
This description differs from the one observed in men, whose otic ganglion is sidelong the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve, posterior to the medium meningeal artery, and medially to the lifting muscle of the palatine veil (Williams et al.
The parotid glands receive their neural input primarily from secretomotor fibers transmitted from the otic ganglion.
These structures along with the tensor veli palatini are innervated by V3 through the otic ganglion, which innervates the masticatory muscles coming from the mesoderm of the first branchial arch.
Ash & Pinto reasoned how the otic symptomatology can be generated by injury of the parasympathetic nerve fibers of the auriculotemporal nerve that travel from the otic ganglion and tympanic plexus (glosopharyngeal nerve).