nuclei of cranial nerves

nu·cle·i of cra·ni·al nerves

groups of nerve cells associated with the cranial nerves either as motor nuclei (nuclei originis) or sensory nuclei (nuclei terminationis).
Synonym(s): nucleus nervi cranialis [TA]
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The adjacent locations of the central motor nuclei of cranial nerves V and VII within the cerebral cortex greatly aid in this process.
Chromatophilic substance in the body of neurons in the nuclei of cranial nerves is represented by big lumps.
In the nuclei of cranial nerves sharp expansion of the boundaries of the nuclei of neurons, loosening of chromatin, vacuolization of the nuclei of some neurons are in the foreground.
The nuclei of cranial nerves V-VIII are located in this structure and connect the brain to the pons.