facial nucleus

(redirected from motor nucleus of facial nerve)

fa·cial nu·cle·us

a group of motor neurons located in the anterolateral region of the lower pontine tegmentum and innervating the muscles of facial expression, the stapedius muscle in the middle ear, the posterior belly of the musculus digastricus, and the stylohyoid muscle.
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Although the vascular compression factors are released after MVD, it will need a period of time to complete the regenerative repair of facial nerve root demyelinating lesion and/or enable the excessive excitability of motor nucleus of facial nerve to return to normal, resulting in delayed healing.