The spinal accessory nucleus lies within the cervical spinal cord (C1-C5) in the ventral horn. The nucleus ambiguus is classically said to provide the 'cranial component' of the accessory nerve. However, the very existence of this cranial component has been recently questioned and seen as contributing exclusively to the vagus nerve. The terminology continues to be used in describing both human anatomy, and that of other animals. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinal_accessory_nucleus ]

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Term information

latin term
nucleus nervi accessorii [ NeuroNames:2003 ]

latin term
nucleus accessorius columnae anterioris medullae spinalis [ NeuroNames:2003 ]

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See also: Wikipedia:Spinal_accessory_nucleus

definition

The spinal accessory nucleus lies within the cervical spinal cord (C1-C5) in the ventral horn. The nucleus ambiguus is classically said to provide the 'cranial component' of the accessory nerve. However, the very existence of this cranial component has been recently questioned and seen as contributing exclusively to the vagus nerve. The terminology continues to be used in describing both human anatomy, and that of other animals.

has exact synonym

accessory neural nucleus

has related synonym

accessory nucleus of anterior column of spinal cord

nucleus nervi accessorii

nucleus of accessory nerve

nucleus of the spinal accessory nerve

nucleus accessorius columnae anterioris medullae spinalis

nucleus of the accessory nerve

spinal accessory nucleus

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UBERON:0020358