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The '''dorsal nucleus of the vagus nerve''' (or '''posterior motor nucleus of vagus''') is a [[cranial nerve nucleus]] for the [[vagus nerve]] that arises from the floor of the [[fourth ventricle]].
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The '''dorsal nucleus of the vagus nerve''' (or '''posterior motor nucleus of vagus''') is a [[cranial nerve nucleus]] for the [[vagus nerve]] that arises from the floor of the [[fourth ventricle]].It mostly serves [[parasympathetic]] vagal functions in the [[heart]], [[gastrointestinal tract]], [[lungs]], and other [[thoracic]] and [[abdominal]] vagal innervations.
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Brain: Posterior nucleus of vagus nerve
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Nuclei of origin of cranial motor nerves schematically represented; lateral view. ("X" visible at bottom center.)
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The dorsal nucleus of the vagus nerve (or posterior motor nucleus of vagus) is a cranial nerve nucleus for the vagus nerve that arises from the floor of the fourth ventricle.It mostly serves parasympathetic vagal functions in the heart, gastrointestinal tract, lungs, and other thoracic and abdominal vagal innervations.


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