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Encyclopedia > Spinal accessory nucleus
Brain: Spinal accessory nucleus
The cranial nerve nuclei schematically represented; dorsal view. Motor nuclei in red; sensory in blue. (Spinal accessory nucleus is at "XI".)
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The spinal accessory nucleus lies within the cervical spinal cord (C1-C5) in the ventral horn. The nucleus ambiguus provides the cranial component of the accessory nerve. Image File history File links Gray696. ... It has been suggested that History of the Latin language be merged into this article or section. ... NeuroNames is a system of nomenclature for the brain and related structures. ... Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a huge controlled vocabulary (or metadata system) for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences. ... Elseviers logo Elsevier, the worlds largest publisher of medical and scientific literature, forms part of the Reed Elsevier group. ... Cross-section through cervical spinal cord. ... The nucleus ambiguus (literally ambiguous nucleus) is a region of histologically disperse cells located just dorsal (posterior) to the inferior olivary nucleus in the lateral portion of the upper (rostral) medulla. ... The accessory nerve is the eleventh of twelve cranial nerves. ...


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accessory nerve - definition of accessory nerve in Encyclopedia (165 words)
The accessory nerve is the eleventh of twelve cranial nerves.
There are two parts to the accessory nerve, a spinal part (innervates the muscles around neck), and a cranial part, that splits off, and quickly combines with the vagus nerve.
The spinal accessory nucleus lies within the cervical spinal cord (C1-C5) in the ventral horn.
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