A region of histologically disparate cells located just dorsal to the inferior olivary nucleus in the lateral portion of the upper medulla. It receives upper motor neuron innervation directly via the corticobulbar tract This nucleus gives rise to the efferent motor fibers of the vagus nerve terminating in the laryngeal and pharyngeal muscles, as well as to the efferent motor fibers of the glossopharyngeal nerve (CN IX) terminating in the stylopharyngeus. [WP,unvetted]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucleus_ambiguus ]

Synonyms: ambiguus nucleus

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim

latin term
nucleus innominatus [ NeuroNames:765 ]

abbreviation
Amb [ BIRNLEX:2650 NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource ]

depicted by

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has related synonym

ambiguous nucleus

nucleus innominatus

id

UBERON:0001719