Motor Nuclear Representation of Masticatory Muscles in the Rat

Kazushige SASAMOTO
1979 The Japanese Journal of Physiology  
Representation of the masticatory muscles within the motor trigeminal nucleus was studied in rats by the horseradish peroxidase (HRP) method and the antidromic field potential method. The motor trigeminal nucleus of the rat could be divided cytoarchitecturally into a dorsolateral and a ventromedial division. Within the dorsolateral division, the temporal muscle was represented dorsomedially, the masseter muscle dorsolaterally and laterally, and the lateral and medial pterygoid muscles
more » ... d muscles ventrolaterally. Within the ventromedial division, the anterior digastric muscle was represented dorsomedially and the mylohyoid muscle ventrolaterally. Distribution of antidromic field potentials evoked by stimulation of the mylohyoid and masseteric nerves coincided with the results from the HRP investigation.
doi:10.2170/jjphysiol.29.739 fatcat:uqeqpssfv5cvzclaoslu6alsge