Dorsal nucleus of vagus nerve

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Brain: Posterior nucleus of vagus nerve
Nuclei of origin of cranial motor nerves schematically represented; lateral view. ("X" visible at bottom center.)
#9 is vagus nerve and nucleus
Latin nucleus posterior nervi vagi
NeuroNames hier-752
Dorlands/Elsevier n_11/12582533


The dorsal nucleus of the vagus nerve (or posterior motor nucleus of vagus) is a cranial nerve nucleus for the vagus nerve that arises from the floor of the fourth ventricle.

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