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gigantocellular nucleus of medulla oblongata


Definition: one of the three major nuclei of the reticular formation of the brainstem; its small ventromedial portion is designated as pars alpha [TA].

Synonym(s): nucleus gigantocellularis medullae oblongataeTA

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