Flashcards in Trigeminal Pathways-CNV Deck (13)
This nucleus is responsible for motor function of the trigeminal nerve
This nucleus is responsible for touch, vibration, and proprioceptive functions of the trigeminal nerve
main sensory nucleus
This nucleus is responsible for pain and temperature sensation as well as trigeminalo-mediated relfexes of the trigeminal nerve
spinal trigeminal nucleus
This is an example of a trigeminal reflex
This portion of the spinal trigeminal nucleus is responsible for trigeminally-mediated reflexes
This nucleus is responsible for proprioception of the gums/jaw
What is anatomically unique about the mesencephalic nucleus?
it is located in the CNS (only place where 1˚ afferents are located within the CNS)
Where does the central process of the mesencephalic nucleus terminate?
trigeminal motor nucleus
Where do the axons of the main sensory nucleus terminate on the thalamus?
ventroposterior medial thalamus (VPM)
What type of sensation is carried bilaterally in the trigeminal nerve?
main sensory nucleus information from the oral cavity
What nucleus does not produce axons that cross the midline?
How many synapses are involved in the jaw jerk reflex