Superior vestibular nucleus

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Superior vestibular nucleus
Terminal nuclei of the vestibular nerve, with their upper connections. (#7 is Nucleus of Bechterew.) View of medulla.
Latin nucleus vestibularis superior
NeuroNames 715
NeuroLex ID nlx_144001
TA A14.1.05.429
FMA 54617
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The superior vestibular nucleus (Bechterew's nucleus) is the dorso-lateral part of the vestibular nucleus and receives collaterals and terminals from the ascending branches of the vestibular nerve.

Sends uncrossed fibers to cranial nerve 3 and 4 via the medial longitudinal fasciculus (MLF)


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 861 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)