Inferior salivatory nucleus
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The inferior salivatory nucleus is located within the dorsal aspect of the pons just superior to the pontomedullary junction 1. It lies superior and dorsal to the nucleus ambiguus and medial to both the solitary tract nucleus and spinal nucleus of the trigeminal nerve.
The inferior salivatory nucleus provides the origin of the parasympathetic preganglionic neurons which supply the parotid gland leading to parotid gland vasodilation and salivation via the otic ganglion.
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