gigantocellular nucleus


gigantocellular nucleus
nucleus gigantocellularis [TA] either of a symmetrical pair of large medial column reticular nuclei located in the superior part of the medulla oblongata and the posterior part of the pons, lateral to the nucleus raphes magnus and inferior to the caudal pontine reticular nucleus; its neurons are serotoninergic. Called also gigantocellular intermediate reticular n. and gigantocellular reticular n.

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  • Gigantocellular nucleus — Infobox Brain Name = PAGENAME Latin = nucleus reticularis gigantocellularis GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Caption2 = IsPartOf = Components = Artery = Vein = BrainInfoType = hier BrainInfoNumber = 727 MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = n… …   Wikipedia

  • Gigantocellular reticular nucleus — Brain: Gigantocellular reticular nucleus Latin nucleus reticularis gigantocellularis NeuroNames hier 727 The gigantocellular nucleus, as the name indicates, is mainly composed of the so called giant neuronal cells. This nucleus has been known to… …   Wikipedia

  • nucleus reticularis pontis caudalis — [TA] caudal pontine reticular nucleus: a medial column reticular nucleus in the pons, located next to the nucleus reticularis tegmenti pontis and superior to the gigantocellular nucleus. Called also inferior intermediate pontine reticular n …   Medical dictionary

  • Nucleus — 1) In cell biology, the structure that houses the chromosomes. 2) In neuroanatomy, a group of nerve cells. * * * 1. In cytology, typically a rounded or oval mass of protoplasm within the cytoplasm of a plant or animal cell; it is surrounded by a… …   Medical dictionary

  • Nucleus raphe magnus — Brain: Nucleus raphe magnus Section of the medulla oblongata at about the middle of the olive. (Raphe nuclei not labeled, but raphe labeled at left.) Latin nucleus raphes magnus NeuroNames …   Wikipedia

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  • Nucleus prepositus hypoglossi — Located in the medulla, the nucleus prepositus hypoglossi or NPH is part of the horizontal gaze holding system. It functions as a neural integrator. A cross section of the lower pons showing the nucleus prepositus hypoglossi (#5) labeled at the… …   Wikipedia

  • Caudal pontine reticular nucleus — Brain: Caudal pontine reticular nucleus Latin nucleus reticularis pontis caudalis NeuroNames hier 561 NeuroLex ID birnlex 792 The caudal pontine r …   Wikipedia


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