Nucleus prepositus

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Nucleus prepositus
Latin Nucleus prepositus hypoglossi
NeuroLex ID Nucleus prepositus
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

Located in the caudal pons and upper medulla oblongata, the nucleus prepositus (also nucleus prepositus hypoglossi) is part of the horizontal gaze holding system. It functions as a neural integrator.

A cross section of the lower pons showing the nucleus prepositus (#5) labeled at the top left