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Trigeminal motor nucleus

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Trigeminal motor nucleus

Trigeminal motor nucleus
The cranial nerve nuclei schematically represented; dorsal view (posterior). Motor nuclei in red; sensory in blue. (Trigeminal nerve nuclei are at "V".)
Latin nucleus motorius nervi trigemini
Gray's p.787
MeSH A08.
NeuroNames hier-551
NeuroLex ID Motor nucleus of trigeminal nerve
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The trigeminal motor nucleus contains motor neurons that innervate muscles of the first branchial arch, namely the muscles of mastication, the tensor tympani, tensor veli palatini, mylohyoid, and anterior belly of the digastric. This nucleus is located in the mid-pons (i.e. in the middle of the pons going inferior to superior).[1]

  1. ^ Brainstem Nuclei of the Cranial Nerves at

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