Medical Definition of Nucleus vestibularis

1. One of a group of four main nuclei that includes: the lateral vestibular nucleus (Deiters' nucleus), medial vestibular nucleus (Schwalbe's nucleus), superior vestibular nucleus (Bechterew's nucleus), and inferior vestibular nucleus, located in the lateral region of the hindbrain beneath the floor of the rhomboid fossa. They receive primary fibres of the vestibular nerve, are reciprocally connected with the flocculonodular lobe of the cerebellum, and project by way of the medial longitudinal fasciculus to the abducens, trochlear, and oculomotor nuclei and to the ventral horn of the spinal cord. The lateral vestibular nucleus projects to the ipsilateral ventral horn of the spinal cord by the vestibulospinal tract. Synonym: nucleus vestibularis. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nucleus Vestibularis

nucleus tecti
nucleus thoracicus
nucleus tractus mesencephali nervi trigemini
nucleus tractus solitarii
nucleus tractus spinalis nervi trigemini
nucleus ventralis anterior thalami
nucleus ventralis corporis trapezoidei
nucleus ventralis intermedius thalami
nucleus ventralis lateralis
nucleus ventralis posterior intermedius thalami
nucleus ventralis posterior thalami
nucleus ventralis posterolateralis thalami
nucleus ventralis posteromedialis thalami
nucleus ventralis thalami
nucleus ventromedialis hypothalami
nucleus vestibularis (current term)
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