Medical Definition of Nucleus cuneatus

1. The larger Burdach's nucleus; one of the three nuclei of the posterior column of the spinal cord; located near the dorsal surface of the medulla oblongata at and below the level of the obex, the nucleus receives posterior root fibres corresponding to the sensory innervation of the arm and hand of the same side; together with its medial companion, the gracile nucleus, it is the major source of origin of the medial lemniscus. Synonym: nucleus cuneatus, Burdach's nucleus, nucleus funiculi cuneati, nucleus of cuneate fasciculus. (05 Mar 2000)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Nucleus Cuneatus

nucleus alae cinereae
nucleus ambiguus
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 (current term)
nucleus cuneatus accessorius
nucleus dentatus cerebelli
nucleus dorsalis
nucleus dorsalis corporis trapezoidei
nucleus dorsalis nervi vagi
nucleus dorsomedialis hypothalami
nucleus emboliformis
nucleus facialis
nucleus fasciculi gracilis
nucleus fastigii
nucleus fibrosus linguae
nucleus filiformis
nucleus funiculi cuneati
nucleus funiculi gracilis

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