superior vestibular nucleus(redirected from Bechterew's nucleus)
su·pe·ri·or ves·tib·u·lar nu·cle·us[TA]
nucleus vestibularis superior. See: vestibular nuclei.
Synonym(s): nucleus vestibularis superior [TA]
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superior vestibular nucleus
The smallest and most rostral of the four vestibular nuclei, which lie in the special sensory column in the hindbrain. The superior vestibular nucleus lies in the floor of the fourth ventricle near the lateral edge, it receives axons from the vestibular ganglia (via the vestibulocochlear nerve (CN VIII)) and from the deep cerebellar nuclei, and it sends axons to the cerebellum.
See also: nucleus
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