Superior vestibular nucleus

Superior vestibular nucleus
Brain: Superior vestibular nucleus
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Terminal nuclei of the vestibular nerve, with their upper connections. (#7 is Nucleus of Bechterew.)
Latin nucleus vestibularis superior
Gray's subject #191 861
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The superior vestibular nucleus (Bechterew’s nucleus) is the dorso-lateral part of the vestibular nucleus and receives collaterals and terminals from the ascending branches of the vestibular nerve.

Its axons terminate in much the same manner as do those from the lateral nucleus.

This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained within it may be outdated.



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