Medical Definition of Vestibular nucleus

1. One of a group of four main nuclei that includes: the lateral vestibular nucleus (Deiters' nucleus), medial vestibular nucleus (Schwalbe's nucleus), superior vestibular nucleus (Bechterew's nucleus), and inferior vestibular nucleus, located in the lateral region of the hindbrain beneath the floor of the rhomboid fossa. They receive primary fibres of the vestibular nerve, are reciprocally connected with the flocculonodular lobe of the cerebellum, and project by way of the medial longitudinal fasciculus to the abducens, trochlear, and oculomotor nuclei and to the ventral horn of the spinal cord. The lateral vestibular nucleus projects to the ipsilateral ventral horn of the spinal cord by the vestibulospinal tract. Synonym: nucleus vestibularis. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vestibular Nucleus

vestibular diseases
vestibular fissure of cochlea
vestibular fold
vestibular ganglion
vestibular gland
vestibular glands
vestibular hair cells
vestibular labyrinth
vestibular ligament
vestibular lip of limbus of spiral lamina
vestibular nerve
vestibular neuronitis
vestibular nuclei
vestibular nucleus (current term)
vestibular nystagmus
vestibular ocular reflex
vestibular organ
vestibular part of vestibulocochlear nerve
vestibular root
vestibular root of vestibulocochlear nerve
vestibular schwannoma
vestibular sense
vestibular system
vestibular vein
vestibular veins

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