lateral reticular nucleus

(redirected from lateral nucleus of medulla oblongata)

lat·er·al re·tic·u·lar nu·cle·us

group of cells in the medulla oblongata located between the inferior olive and the descending trigeminal nucleus and tract; composed of a magnocellular part [TA] (pars magnocellularis [TA]), a parvocellular part [TA] (pars parvocellularis [TA]), and a subtrigeminal part [TA] (pars subtrigeminalis [TA]); receives fibers from the spinal and motor cortex and projects to the cerebellum.
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lateral reticular nucleus

A reticular nucleus found in the caudal hindbrain. This nucleus receives axons from the spinal cord (via the spinoreticular tract) and from the red nucleus, and it sends axons to the cerebellum.
See also: nucleus
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