PONTINE NUCLEUS

any of many nuclei within the basal pons. They are recipients of fibers from the cerebral cortex and also send fibers to the cerebellum through the middle cerebellar peduncles.

PONTINE NUCLEUS: "The pontine nucleus plays a vital role in neural communication."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PONTINE NUCLEUS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pontine-nucleus/ (accessed October 26, 2020).
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