|Brain: Edinger-Westphal nucleus|
|Section through superior colliculus (unlabeled) showing path of oculomotor nerve. ("Edinger-Westphal nucleus" is not on diagram, but would be near oculomotor nuclei.)|
|Figure showing the different groups of cells, which constitute, according to Perlia, the nucleus of origin of the oculomotor nerve.|
1. Posterior dorsal nucleus.
1’. Posterior ventral nucleus.
2. Anterior dorsal nucleus.
2’. Anterior ventral nucleus.
3. Central nucleus.
4. Nucleus of Edinger and Westphal.
5. Antero-internal nucleus.
6. Antero-external nucleus.
8. Crossed fibers.
9. Trochlear nerve, with 9’, its nucleus of origin, and 9", its decussation.
10. Third ventricle.
M, M. Median line.
|Latin||nuclei accessorii nervi oculomotorii|
The Edinger-Westphal nucleus (also known as the accessory oculomotor nucleus ) is the accessory parasympathetic cranial nerve nucleus of the oculomotor nerve (cranial nerve III), supplying the constricting muscles of the iris.
- -248184792 at GPnotebook
- Diagram at Columbia
- BrainMaps at UCDavis Edinger-Westphal nucleus
- MedEd at Loyola Neuro/frames/nlBSs/nl18fr.htm
- Cranial Nerves at Yale 3-12