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Encyclopedia > Vagal trigone
Brain: Vagal trigone
Dissection of brain-stem. Dorsal view.
Latin trigonum nervi vagi
Gray's subject #187 781
NeuroNames hier-631
Dorlands/Elsevier t_19/12823563

The cells of the dorsal nucleus are spindle-shaped, like those of the posterior column of the spinal cord, and the nucleus is usually considered as representing the base of the posterior column. It measures about 2 cm. in length, and in the lower, closed part of the medulla oblongata is situated behind the hypoglossal nucleus; whereas in the upper, open part it lies lateral to that nucleus, and corresponds to an eminence, named the vagal trigone (ala cinerea), in the rhomboid fossa. Image File history File links Gray691. ... 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. ... The posterior horn (posterior column, posterior cornu, dorsal horn) of the spinal cord is dorsal (more towards the back) to the anterior horn. ... The Spinal cord nested in the vertebral column. ... The medulla oblongata is the lower portion of the brainstem. ... The hypoglossal nucleus extends the length of the medulla, and being a motor nucleus, is close to the midline. ... The anterior part of the fourth ventricle is named, from its shape, the rhomboid fossa, and its anterior wall, formed by the back of the pons and medulla oblongata, constitutes the floor of the fourth ventricle. ...


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This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy after Henry Gray, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...


 
 

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