Central Cerebellar Nuclei

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Synonyms

Nuclei cerebelli; Cerebellelar nuclei

Definition

The central cerebellar nuclei are located partly in the vermis cerebelli (fastigial nucleus, emboliform nucleus, globose nucleus) and partly in the medulla of the hemispheres (dentate nucleus). Their afferents have their origin in the Purkinje cells of the cerebellar cortex. The cells of the cerebellar hemisphere, lateral part project to the dentate nucleus, the cerebellar hemisphere, intermediate part to the emboliform nucleus and globose nucleus and the vermis cerebelli to the fastigial nucleus.

Cerebellum