dentate nucleus


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dentate nucleus

[′den‚tāt ′nü·klē·əs]
(neuroscience)
An ovoid mass of nerve cells located in the center of each cerebellar hemisphere, which give rise to fibers found in the superior cerebellar peduncle.
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The brainstem was grossly unremarkable, although multiple red-brown discolorations averaging 7 mm in greatest diameter were identified in the dentate nucleus bilaterally.
The melanotic pigmentation of otherwise normal astrocytes and ependymal cells has occasionally been reported as an incidental finding in the dentate nucleus, lining of glioependymal cysts, and in the filum terminale.