Descripción

The cuneate nucleus, one of the dorsal column nuclei is a wedge-shaped nucleus in the closed part of the medulla oblongata. It contains cells that give rise to the cuneate tubercle, visible on the posterior aspect of the medulla. It lies laterally to the gracile nucleus and medial to the spinal trigeminal nucleus in the medulla.

The cuneate nucleus is part of posterior column-medial lemniscus pathway, carrying fine touch and proprioceptive information from the upper body to the contralateral thalamus via the medial lemniscus.


This definition incorporates text from the wikipedia website - Wikipedia: The free encyclopedia. (2004, July 22). FL: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Retrieved August 10, 2004, from http://www.wikipedia.org

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