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globosus nucleus


Definition: one of two cerebellar nuclei interposed between the fastigial and the dentate nuclei; a group of two or three small masses of gray substance in the white central core of the cerebellum, medial to the emboliform nucleus; receives axons of Purkinje cells of the intermediate area of the cerebellar cortex; axons of these cells exit the cerebellum via the superior cerebellar peduncle.

Synonym(s): nucleus globosus, spheric nucleus

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