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Brain: Cuneate nucleus
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Dissection of brain-stem. Dorsal view. (Label for "nucleus cuneatus" is on left, third from the bottom.)
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Section of the medulla oblongata at about the middle of the olive.
Latin nucleus cuneatus
Gray's subject #187 774
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Artery
Vein
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MeSH [1]

Cuneate nucleus is a wedge-shaped nucleus in the medulla. It is part of sensory tracts carrying tactile and proproreceptive impulsation. It sends most of impulsation to the thalamus and also in part to the cerebellum.

It neighbors the gracile nucleus and the spinal trigeminal nucleus in the medulla.

It may be affected by vitamin E deficiency exhibiting neuroaxonal swelling.

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