1. Mixed nerve - muscle and sensory
2. Sensory fibers supply pharynx, larynx, trachea, heart, carotid body, lungs, bronchi, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and gallbladder (long fiber)
3. Somatic motor fibers innervate the pharynx and larynx
4. Sensation & movement of (visceral) organs supplied
5. most motor fibers os the vagus are autonomic (parasympathetic) fibers.