spinal trigeminal nucleus
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The term spinal trigeminal nucleus refers to a nucleus composed of three parts: the oral part of the spinal trigeminal nucleus, the interpolar part of the spinal trigeminal nucleus, and the caudal part of the spinal trigeminal nucleus. In the classical model of the nervous system of the human ( Carpenter-1983 ) and the macaque ( Martin-2000 ) is located dorsolaterally in the rostral hindbrain. In the functional model of central nervous system organization it is classified as part of the subcortical somatosensory system as illustrated in brain atlases of the rat ( Swanson-2004 ) and the mouse ( Dong-2004 ) (see Models Where It Appears below).

Also known as: Nucleus spinalis nervi trigemini, Nucleus tractus spinalis nervi trigemini


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