nucleus ambiguus


nucleus am·​big·​u·​us -am-ˈbig-yə-wəs How to pronounce nucleus ambiguus (audio)
: an elongated nucleus in the medulla oblongata that is a continuation of a group of cells in the ventral horn of the spinal cord and gives rise to the motor fibers of the glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves supplying striated muscle of the larynx and pharynx

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“Nucleus ambiguus.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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