Medical Definition of Recurrent laryngeal nerve

Recurrent laryngeal nerve: One of the branches of the vagus nerve, a long and important nerve that originates in the brain stem. After the recurrent laryngeal nerve leaves the vagus nerve, it goes down into the chest and then loops back up, to supply nerves to the larynx (the voice box).

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Reviewed on 12/31/2018