hypoglossal nucleus

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hy·po·glos·sal nu·cle·us

the motor nucleus innervating the intrinsic and four of the five extrinsic muscles of the tongue; it is located in the medulla oblongata near the midline, immediately beneath the floor of the inferior recess of the rhomboid fossa.
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hy·po·glos·sal nu·cle·us

(hī'pō-glos'ăl nū'klē-ŭs)
The motor nucleus innervating the intrinsic and four of the five extrinsic muscles of the tongue; it is located in the medulla oblongata near the midline, immediately beneath the floor of the inferior recess of the rhomboid fossa.
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hypoglossal nucleus

A nucleus of the somatic motor column, found near the midline in the caudal hindbrain. It innervates all the muscles in the tongue and is the origin of the hypoglossal nerve (CN XII)
See also: nucleus
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