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The Nucleus Prepositus Hypoglossi

  • Robert Baker


The nucleus prepositus hypoglossi is one of three nuclei found in mammals which have been collectively studied and referred to in the literature as the perihypoglossal nuclei because they surround the hypoglossal nucleus (Brodai, 1952 and 1954; Torvik and Brodai, 1954; Marburg, 1931; and Jermulowicz, 1934). The other two nuclei in the perihypoglossal complex are the nucleus of Roller and the nucleus intercalatus of Staderini. The normal morphological features of the perihypoglossal nuclei have been described in serial transverse sections by Brodai (1952) and Fig. 1 has been reproduced from his original study in the cat.


Superior Colliculus Vestibular Nucleus Medial Vestibular Nucleus Abducens Nucleus Visual Receptive Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Baker
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  1. 1.Department of Physiology and BiophysicsNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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