Nucleus of tractus solitarius

The nucleus of tractus solitarius, also known as the nucleus of the solitary tract or solitary nucleus, is a purely sensory nucleus located in the dorsolateral medulla oblongata. It receives many sensory inputs including taste information and sensory information from the middle ear. It surrounds the solitary tract

It provides sensory fibers to the facial, glossopharyngeal and vagus nerves.

Anatomy: Brain

Anatomy: Brain

Article information

rID: 59631
Section: Anatomy
Tag: stub, stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • solitary tract nucleus
  • Nucleus of the solitary tract
  • Solitary nucleus
  • Nucleus of the tractus solitarius

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