Trigeminal nerve nuclei

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Brain: Trigeminal nerve nuclei
The cranial nerve nuclei schematically represented; dorsal view. Motor nuclei in red; sensory in blue. (Trigeminal nerve nuclei are at "V".)
Latin nuclei trigemini
Gray's subject #187 787
NeuroNames ancil-1008020136
MeSH Trigeminal+nuclei
Dorlands/Elsevier n_11/12583834


The sensory trigeminal nerve nucleus is the largest of the cranial nerve nuclei, and extends through the whole of the brainstem, midbrain to medulla.

The nucleus is divided into three parts, from rostral to caudal (top to bottom in humans):

There is also a distinct trigeminal motor nucleus that is medial to the chief sensory nucleus.

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