dorsal nucleus of the vagus nerve | definition

location of parasympathetic neurons that project through the vagus nerve to terminal ganglia in the thoracic and abdominal cavities


Betts, J. G., Young, K. A., Wise, J. A., Johnson, E., Poe, B., Kruse, D. H., … DeSaix, P. (n.d.). Anatomy and Physiology. Houston, Texas: OpenStax. Access for free at:

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