The Trigeminal lemniscus is a part of the brain that conveys tactile, pain, and temperature impulses from the skin of the face, the mucous membranes of the nasal and oral cavities, and the eye, as well as proprioceptive information from the facial and masticatory muscles. It is the ascending axonal tract in the brainstem that carries tactile and proprioceptive information from the contralateral principal (chief sensory) nucleus of the trigeminal system to the ventral posterior medial nucleus of the thalamus. This tract is sometimes considered a cephalic division of the medial lemniscus.
Synonym: lemniscus trigeminalis
Research conducted at Federal University, Department of Pharmacology has updated our knowledge about brain research.
Jul 26, 2010; Investigators publish new data in the report 'Endothelins as pronociceptive mediators of the rat trigeminal system: role of ETA...
Capsaicin detection in trained European starlings: the importance of olfaction and trigeminal chemoreception. (Short Communications)
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