nucleus of the posterior commissure


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nucleus of the posterior commissure

Any of the small midbrain nuclei interspersed in the axons of the posterior commissure just rostral to the oculomotor nucleus. The nuclei of the posterior commissure are members of the accessory oculomotor (preoculomotor) nuclei, which are composed of interneurons concerned with eye movements and reflex gaze coordination and which receive axons from the MLF.
See also: nucleus
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