Medial vestibular nucleus

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Medial vestibular nucleus
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A cross section of the lower pons showing the medial vestibular nucleus (#3) labeled at the top left.
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Medial vestibular nucleus is not labeled, but region is visible near #10
Details
Latin nucleus vestibularis medialis
Identifiers
NeuroNames hier-714
NeuroLex ID Medial vestibular nucleus
Dorlands
/Elsevier
n_11/12584189
TA A14.1.04.245
A14.1.05.426
FMA 54611
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The medial vestibular nucleus is one of the vestibular nuclei. It is located in the medulla oblongata.

Lateral vestibulo-spinal tract (lateral vestibular nucleus “Deiters”)- via ventrolateral medulla and spinal cord to ventral funiculus (lumbo-sacral segments). ..Ipsilaterally for posture

Medial vestibulo-spinal tract (medial, lateral, inferior, vestibular nuclei), bilateral projection via descending medial longitudinal fasciculus to cervical segments. DESCENDING MLF..Bilaterally for head/neck/eye movements

It is one of the nuclei that corresponds to CN VIII, corresponding to the vestibular nerve, which joins with the occular nerve.

It receives its blood supply from the Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery, which is compromised in the lateral medullary syndrome.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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