Medical Definition of Nucleus of oculomotor nerve

1. The composite group of motor neurons innervating all of the external eye muscles except the musculus rectus lateralis and musculus obliquus superior, and including the musculus levator palpebrae superioris; the most rostral component of the nucleus is the Edinger-Westphal nucleus which innervates the musculi sphincter pupillae and ciliaris via the ciliary ganglion. The oculomotor nucleus lies in the rostral half of the midbrain, near the midline in the most ventral part of the central gray substance; fibres of the medial longitudinal fasciculus form its lateral borders. Synonym: nucleus nervi oculomotorii, nucleus of oculomotor nerve. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nucleus Of Oculomotor Nerve

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
nucleus of inferior colliculus
nucleus of lateral geniculate body
nucleus of lateral lemniscus
nucleus of lens
nucleus of medial geniculate body
nucleus of oculomotor nerve (current term)
nucleus of solitary tract
nucleus of the mamillary body
nucleus of trochlear nerve
nucleus olivaris
nucleus olivaris accessorius dorsalis
nucleus olivaris accessorius medialis
nucleus paracentralis thalami
nucleus paraventricularis
nucleus posterior hypothalami
nucleus preopticus lateralis
nucleus preopticus medialis
nucleus pulposus
nucleus pyramidalis
nucleus reticularis thalami

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