Medical Definition of Nucleus interstitialis

1. A group of widely spaced, medium-sized neurons in the dorsomedial region of the upper mesencephalic tegmentum, immediately lateral to the nucleus of Darkschewitsch; together with the latter, the interstitial nucleus is closely associated with the medial longitudinal fasciculus, via which it receives fibres from the vestibular nuclei and projects crossed fibres via the posterior commissure to the oculomotor nucleus; also projects fibres to all spinal levels. It is believed to be involved in the integration of head and eye movements, particularly eye movements of a vertical or oblique nature. Synonym: nucleus interstitialis, interstitial nucleus of Cajal. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nucleus Interstitialis

nucleus fastigii
nucleus fibrosus linguae
nucleus filiformis
nucleus funiculi cuneati
nucleus funiculi gracilis
nucleus gelatinosus
nucleus gigantocellularis medullae oblongatae
nucleus globosus
nucleus gracilis
nucleus habenulae
nucleus intercalatus
nucleus intermediolateralis
nucleus intermediomedialis
nucleus interpeduncularis
nucleus interpositus
nucleus interstitialis (current term)
nucleus lateralis medullae oblongatae
nucleus lateralis thalami
nucleus lemnisci lateralis
nucleus lentiformis
nucleus lentis
nucleus masticatorius
nucleus medialis centralis thalami
nucleus medialis thalami
nucleus motorius nervi trigemini
nucleus nervi abducentis
nucleus nervi facialis
nucleus nervi hypoglossi
nucleus nervi oculomotorii
nucleus nervi trochlearis

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