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Medical Term:

interstitial nucleus of medial longitudinal fasciculus


small groups of cells located laterally adjacent to the medial longitudinal fasciculus in the area of the oculomotor nucleus; involved in eye movement through connections with the oculomotor and trochlear nuclei. These connections are primarily ipsilateral but have a bilateral component.

Synonym(s): nucleus interstitiales fasciculi longitudinalis medialisTA

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