Medical Definition of Nucleus masticatorius

1. A group of motor neurons innervating the muscles of mastication (masseter, temporalis, internal and external pterygoid muscles) and the musculi tensor tympani and tensor veli palatini. The nucleus lies in the upper pontine tegmentum medial to the main sensory nucleus of the trigeminus. Synonym: nucleus motorius nervi trigemini, masticatory nucleus, motor nucleus of trigeminus, nucleus masticatorius. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nucleus Masticatorius

nucleus gigantocellularis medullae oblongatae
nucleus globosus
nucleus gracilis
nucleus habenulae
nucleus intercalatus
nucleus intermediolateralis
nucleus intermediomedialis
nucleus interpeduncularis
nucleus interpositus
nucleus interstitialis
nucleus lateralis medullae oblongatae
nucleus lateralis thalami
nucleus lemnisci lateralis
nucleus lentiformis
nucleus lentis
nucleus masticatorius (current term)
nucleus medialis centralis thalami
nucleus medialis thalami
nucleus motorius nervi trigemini
nucleus nervi abducentis
nucleus nervi facialis
nucleus nervi hypoglossi
nucleus nervi oculomotorii
nucleus nervi trochlearis
nucleus niger
nucleus of Darkschewitsch
nucleus of Goll
nucleus of Luys
nucleus of cuneate fasciculus
nucleus of hypoglossal nerve

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