Spinal trigeminal nucleus
|Brain: Spinal trigeminal nucleus|
|The cranial nerve nuclei schematically represented; dorsal view. Motor nuclei in red; sensory in blue. (Trigeminal nerve nuclei are at "V".)|
|Latin||nucleus spinalis nervi trigemini|
|Gray's||subject #187 787|
The spinal trigeminal nucleus is a nucleus in the medulla that receives information about light touch, pain, and temperature from the ipsilateral face. The facial, glossopharyngeal, and vagus nerves also convey pain information from their areas to the spinal trigeminal nucleus.