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inferior salivary nucleus

inferior salivary nucleus in Medicine

inferior salivary nucleus n.
A group of preganglionic parasympathetic motor neurons located in the medulla oblongata dorsal to the ambiguous nucleus; its axons govern secretion from the parotid gland by way of the otic ganglion.

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