Trigeminal motor nucleus

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Brain: Trigeminal motor nucleus
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The cranial nerve nuclei schematically represented; dorsal view. Motor nuclei in red; sensory in blue. (Trigeminal nerve nuclei are at "V".)
Latin nucleus motorius nervi trigemini
Gray's subject #187 787
NeuroNames hier-551
MeSH Trigeminal+nuclei
Dorlands/Elsevier n_11/12581906


Overview

The trigeminal motor nucleus contains motor neurons that innervate muscles of the first branchial arch, namely the muscles of mastication, the tensor tympani, tensor veli palatini, mylohyoid, and anterior belly of the digastric.

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