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In [[neuroanatomy]], the '''red nucleus''' is in the [[mesencephalon]] of the upper [[brainstem]] and is a "pinkish-yellow portion of the midbrain situated in the rostral mesencephalic tegmentum. It receives a large projection from the contralateral half of the [[cerebellum]] via the superior cerebellar peduncle and a projection from the ipsilateral motor cortex."<ref>{{MeSH}}</ref>
 
In [[neuroanatomy]], the '''red nucleus''' is in the [[mesencephalon]] of the upper [[brainstem]] and is a "pinkish-yellow portion of the midbrain situated in the rostral mesencephalic tegmentum. It receives a large projection from the contralateral half of the [[cerebellum]] via the superior cerebellar peduncle and a projection from the ipsilateral motor cortex."<ref>{{MeSH}}</ref>
  
[[Image:Grays-image710.gif|right|thumb|350px|{{Credit|Grays-image710.gif}}Section through the midbrain showing the red nucleus (#7).]]
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{{Image|Grays-image710.gif|right|350px|Section through the midbrain showing the red nucleus (#7).}}
  
 
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In neuroanatomy, the red nucleus is in the mesencephalon of the upper brainstem and is a "pinkish-yellow portion of the midbrain situated in the rostral mesencephalic tegmentum. It receives a large projection from the contralateral half of the cerebellum via the superior cerebellar peduncle and a projection from the ipsilateral motor cortex."[1]

Section through the midbrain showing the red nucleus (#7).

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