Medical Term:

somatic motor nuclei

 

Definition: collective term indicating the motor nuclei innervating the tongue musculature (hypoglossal nucleus) and the extraocular eye muscles (abducens nucleu, trochlear nucleus, and oculomotor nucleus), the sternocleidomastoid and trapezius muscles (accessory nerve), and the skeletal muscles of the body (ventral roots of spinal nerves).

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