What cranial nerve does the gag reflex?

What cranial nerve does the gag reflex?

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Answer 1
November, 2020
As with all reflexes, the gag reflex has a sensory and a motor limb. The sensory limb is mediated predominantly by CN IX, the motor limb by CN X. Touching the soft palate can lead to a similar reflex response. However, in this case, the sensory limb of the reflex is the trigeminal nerve.

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