vestibular nucleus

noun

Medical Definition of vestibular nucleus

: any of four nuclei in the medulla oblongata on each side of the floor of the fourth ventricle of the brain in which fibers of the vestibular nerve terminate — see inferior vestibular nucleus, lateral vestibular nucleus, medial vestibular nucleus, superior vestibular nucleus

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“Vestibular nucleus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/vestibular%20nucleus. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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