Friedrich Arnold

Friedrich Arnold (1803 – 1890) was a German professor emeritus of anatomy and physiology



Medical Eponyms

Arnold’s canal: passage of the petrous portion of the temporal bone for the auricular branch of the vagus (superficial petrosal nerve)

Arnold’s ganglion: otic or auricular ganglion

Arnold’s nerve (nerve of Arnold): auricular branch of the vagus nerve.

Arnold’s nerve cough (Arnold’s reflex): reflex cough, caused by irritation (friction from clotting, temperature changes) of auricular branch of vagus (X) nerve.

Key Medical Contributions

Major Publications

Handbuch der Anatomie des Menschen




Eponymous terms

Arnold’s reflex

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