Edinger-Westphal nucleus

noun
Ed·​ing·​er-West·​phal nucleus | \ ˌed-iŋ-ər-ˌwest-ˌfäl- How to pronounce Edinger-Westphal nucleus (audio) , -ˌfȯl- How to pronounce Edinger-Westphal nucleus (audio) \

Medical Definition of Edinger-Westphal nucleus

: the lateral portion of the group of nerve cells lying ventral to the aqueduct of Sylvius which give rise to the autonomic fibers of the oculomotor nerve supplying the ciliary muscle and the sphincter pupillae

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“Edinger-Westphal nucleus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Edinger-Westphal%20nucleus. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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