Medical Definition of Nucleus ambiguus

1. A very slender, longitudinal column of motor neurons in the ventrolateral medulla oblongata; its efferent fibres leave with the vagus and glossopharyngeal nerve and innervate the striated muscle fibres of the pharynx (including the musculus levator veli palatini) and the vocal cord muscles of the larynx. Synonym: ambiguous nucleus. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nucleus Ambiguus

nucleotide deletion
nucleotide mapping
nucleotide pair
nucleotide phosphotransferase
nucleotide pyrophosphate transferase
nucleus accumbens
nucleus accumbens septi
nucleus acusticus
nucleus alae cinereae
nucleus ambiguus (current term)
nucleus amygdalae
nucleus anterodorsalis
nucleus anteromedialis
nucleus anteroventralis
nucleus arcuatus
nucleus arcuatus thalami
nucleus basalis of Ganser
nucleus caudatus
nucleus centralis lateralis thalami
nucleus centralis tegmenti superior
nucleus centromedianus
nucleus colliculi inferioris
nucleus corporis geniculati medialis
nucleus cuneatus

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