accessory cuneate nucleus

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ac·ces·so·ry cu·ne·ate nu·cle·us

[TA]
a cell group lateral to the cuneate nucleus that receives posterior-root fibers corresponding to the proprioceptive innervation of the arm and hand; it projects to the cerebellum by way of the cuneocerebellar tract, and can be considered the upper-extremity equivalent of the thoracic nucleus.

Monakow,

Constantin von, Swiss histologist, 1853-1930.
Monakow bundle - Synonym(s): Monakow tract
Monakow fasciculus - Synonym(s): Monakow tract
Monakow fibers - Synonym(s): Monakow tract
Monakow nucleus - a cell group lateral to the cuneate nucleus which receives posterior root fibers corresponding to the proprioceptive innervation of the arm and hand. Synonym(s): accessory cuneate nucleus
Monakow syndrome - contralateral hemiplegia, hemianesthesia, and homonymous hemianopsia due to occlusion of the anterior choroidal artery.
Monakow tract - indirect increase in flexor muscle tone. Synonym(s): Monakow bundle; Monakow fasciculus; Monakow fibers; rubrospinal tract