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cranial nerve nuclei

Collection of neurons in the brainstem that form synapses associated with one or more cranial nerves. Lesions of the cranial nerve nuclei can lead to signs resembling those associated with the particlular cranial nerve.  All the nuclei, except that which supplies the trochlear nerve (CN IV), supply nerves to to the same side of the body.

Related Words

brainstem ; cranial nerves ; nerve ; neuron ; sign ; synapse ; trochlear nerve