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Spinal trigeminal nucleus

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Brain: Spinal trigeminal nucleus
The cranial nerve nuclei schematically represented; dorsal view. Motor nuclei in red; sensory in blue. (Trigeminal nerve nuclei are at "V".)
Latin nucleus spinalis nervi trigemini
Gray's subject #187 787
Part of
BrainInfo/UW ancil-1015266456
MeSH A08.

The spinal trigeminal nucleus is a nucleus in the medulla that receives information about light touch, pain, and temperature from the ipsilateral face. The facial, glossopharyngeal, and vagus nerves also convey pain information from their areas to the spinal trigeminal nucleus.[1]

See alsoEdit

Trigeminal nerve nuclei


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