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superior salivatory nucleus

 

Definition: a group of preganglionic parasympathetic motor neurons situated rostral and lateral to the inferior salivatory nucleus; it governs secretion of the lacrimal, sublingual, and submaxillary glands by way of the facial nerve and the sphenopalatine and submandibular ganglia.

Synonym(s): nucleus salivatorius superiorTA, superior salivary nucleus

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