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Accessory cuneate nucleus – Nucleus cuneatus accessorius

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Description

The accessory cuneate nucleus is located lateral to the cuneate nucleus in the medulla oblongata at the level of the sensory decussation.

It receives input from cervical spinal nerves and transmits that information to the cerebellum.

These fibers are called cuneocerebellar fibers.

In this function, the accessory cuneate nucleus is the upper extremity equivalent of Clarke’s column.

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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