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peritrigeminal nucleus


Definition: small diffuse clusters of cells located mainly on the lateral aspect of the spinal tract of the trigeminal nerve, or insinuated within this fiber bundle at the level of and caudal to the obex.

Synonym(s): nucleus peritrigeminalisTA

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