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principal sensory nucleus of trigeminal nerve


Definition: the term commonly used to designate the nucleus pontis nervi trigeminalis; located in pons lateral to the motor trigeminal nucleus; receives primary sensory (touch and pressure) input through the trigeminal nerve and projects to the ventral posteromedial nucleus of thalamus.

Synonym(s): nucleus principalis nervi trigeminiTA, nucleus sensorius superior nervi trigemini, principal sensory nucleus of the trigeminus

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