lateral vestibular nucleus

noun

: the one of the four vestibular nuclei on each side of the medulla oblongata that is situated on the inner side of the inferior cerebellar peduncle beneath the floor of the fourth ventricle and that sends fibers down the same side of the spinal cord through the vestibulospinal tract

called also Deiters' nucleus

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“Lateral vestibular nucleus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lateral%20vestibular%20nucleus. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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