pontine nucleus

noun

Medical Definition of pontine nucleus

: any of various large groups of nerve cells in the basal part of the pons that receive fibers from the cerebral cortex and send fibers to the cerebellum by way of the middle cerebellar peduncles

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“Pontine nucleus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pontine%20nucleus. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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