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.

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

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