mesencephalic nucleus of trigeminal nerve

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Elongated nucleus located in the midbrain tegmentum that receives proprioceptive input from both teh extraocular and the masticatory muscles. Contrary to the general rule, the cell bodies that give rise to these sensory fibers are located within the mesencephalic nucleus rather than in a peripheral ganglion. Some of the sensory fibers in the mesencephalic root give off collaterals to the trigeminal motor nucleus, thereby providing the anatomic basis for the monosynaptic jaw reflex. (Heimer, L. The Human Brain and Spinal Cord, 2nd ed. 1996, page 248). [ BIRNLEX:1010 ]

Synonyms: nucleus of mesencephalic root of v mesencephalic trigeminal nucleus trigeminal V mesencephalic nucleus trigeminal nerve mesencepahlic nucleus mesencephalic trigeminal V nucleus trigeminal mesencephalic nucleus

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

latin term
nucleus tractus mesencephalicus nervi trigemini [ NeuroNames:558 ]

latin term
nucleus tractus mesencephalici nervi trigemini [ NeuroNames:558 ]

plural term
mesencephalic nuclei of trigeminal nerves [ ZFA:0000312 ]

abbreviation
Me5 [ BIRNLEX:1010 NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource ]

latin term
nucleus mesencephalicus nervi trigeminalis [ NeuroNames:558 ]

depicted by

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development notes

develops from NC in some species[https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/wiki/The-neural-crest] Not of NC origin[DOI:10.1002/dvdy.1197].

external ontology notes

part of midbrain tegmentum in NIF and MA. the neurons of the mesencephalic trigeminal nucleus are the only centrally located primary sensory neurons in amniotes; all others are extramedullary

has broad synonym

mesencephalic nucleus

Me5

has related synonym

mesencephalic nucleus of the trigeminal

midbrain trigeminal nucleus

nucleus tractus mesencephalicus nervi trigemini

mesencephalic nucleus of the trigeminal nerve

nucleus tractus mesencephalici nervi trigemini

mesencephalic nuclei of trigeminal nerves

nucleus mesencephalicus nervi trigeminalis

nucleus mesencephalicus nervi trigemini

id

UBERON:0001718