Medical Definition of Interstitial nucleus

1. A group of widely spaced, medium-sized neurons in the dorsomedial region of the upper mesencephalic tegmentum, immediately lateral to the nucleus of Darkschewitsch; together with the latter, the interstitial nucleus is closely associated with the medial longitudinal fasciculus, via which it receives fibres from the vestibular nuclei and projects crossed fibres via the posterior commissure to the oculomotor nucleus; also projects fibres to all spinal levels. It is believed to be involved in the integration of head and eye movements, particularly eye movements of a vertical or oblique nature. Synonym: nucleus interstitialis, interstitial nucleus of Cajal. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Interstitial Nucleus

interstitial gastritis
interstitial giant cell pneumonia
interstitial gland
interstitial growth
interstitial hernia
interstitial implantation
interstitial inflammation
interstitial keratitis
interstitial lamella
interstitial lung disease
interstitial lung disease with increased volume
interstitial mastitis
interstitial myositis
interstitial nephritis
interstitial neuritis
interstitial nucleus (current term)
interstitial nucleus of Cajal
interstitial pattern
interstitial plasma cell pneumonia
interstitial pneumonia
interstitial pneumonitis
interstitial pregnancy
interstitial pulmonary fibrosis
interstitial radiation
interstitial radiation therapy
interstitial therapy
interstitial tissue

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