This nucleus gives rise to the efferent motor fibers of the vagus nerve (CN X) terminating in the laryngeal and pharyngeal muscles, as well as to the efferent motor fibers of the glossopharyngeal nerve (CN IX) terminating in the stylopharyngeus and the accessory nerve (CN XI) which innervates other muscles of the soft palate and pharynx.
As well as motor functions, nucleus ambiguus also contains the preganglionic neurons for the heart.
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