Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Nervous system > Peripheral nervous system > Cranial nerves > Oculomotor nerve [III] > Branch of oculomotor nerve to ciliary ganglion (Parasympathetic root)



From the last part of the inferior ramus of the oculomotor nerve [III], a short thick branch is given off to the lower part of the ciliary ganglion, and forms its short root. It's variably called the branch to ciliary ganglion, parasympathetic root of ciliary ganglion or oculomotor root of ciliary ganglion.

This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from


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