principal sensory nucleus of trigeminal nerve

(redirected from principal sensory nucleus of the trigeminus)

prin·ci·pal sen·so·ry nu·cle·us of tri·gem·i·nal nerve

the term commonly used to designate the nucleus pontis nervi trigeminalis; located in pons lateral to the motor trigeminal nucleus; receives primary sensory (touch and pressure) input through the trigeminal nerve and projects to the ventral posteromedial nucleus of thalamus.
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