SOLITARY NUCLEUS

a nucleus in the medulla oblongata that relays information from an immediate nerve, glossopharyngeal nerve and vagus nerve. Taste neurons project to the anterior part of the nucleus and control and anticipate the digestive processes. Also called nucleus of the solitary tract.

SOLITARY NUCLEUS: "The solitary nucleus deals with our digestive system."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SOLITARY NUCLEUS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/solitary-nucleus/ (accessed September 21, 2019).
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