Palate Elevation and Gag Reflex (CN IX, X)

Palate Elevation and Gag Reflex (CN IX, X)

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Does the palate elevate symmetrically when the patient says "Aah"? Does the patient gag when the posterior pharynx is brushed? The gag reflex needs to be tested only in patients with suspected brainstem pathology, impaired consciousness, or impaired swallowing.

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