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Encyclopedia > Dorsal nucleus of vagus nerve
Brain: Posterior nucleus of vagus nerve
Nuclei of origin of cranial motor nerves schematically represented; lateral view. ("X" visible at bottom center.)
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Latin nucleus posterior nervi vagi
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The dorsal nucleus of the vagus nerve (or posterior motor nucleus of vagus) is a cranial nerve nucleus for the vagus nerve that arises from the floor of the fourth ventricle. Image File history File links Gray697. ... Image File history File links Gray700. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... NeuroNames is a system of nomenclature for the brain and related structures. ... Elseviers logo. ... A cranial nerve nucleus is a collection of neurons (gray matter) in the brain stem that is associated with one or more cranial nerves. ... The vagus nerve (also called pneumogastric nerve or cranial nerve X) is the tenth of twelve paired cranial nerves, and is the only nerve that starts in the brainstem (within the medulla oblongata) and extends, through the jugular foramen, down below the head, to the abdomen. ... The fourth ventricle is one of the four connected fluid-filled cavities within the human brain. ...


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