ventral division of the ambiguous nucleus
The term ventral division of the ambiguous nucleus refers to one of two divisions of the ambiguous nucleus identified by Nissl stain in the rat. It is embedded in the medullary reticular formation. Functionally it is one of several parasympathetic preganglionic pools in the subcortical motor system. The other is the dorsal division of the ambiguous nucleus, which belongs to the somatic motoneuron pools ( Swanson-2004 ).

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