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Encyclopedia > Oral pontine reticular nucleus
Brain: Oral pontine reticular nucleus
Latin nucleus reticularis pontis oralis
NeuroNames hier-560
Dorlands/Elsevier n_11/12583106

The oral pontine reticular nucleus is delineated from its caudal brother, with which it shares its first three names. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... NeuroNames is a system of nomenclature for the brain and related structures. ... Elseviers logo. ... The caudal pontine reticular nucleus is composed of gigantocellular neurons. ...


This nucleus tapers into the lower mesencephalic reticular formation and contains sporadic giant cells.


Different populations of the pontis oralis have displayed discharge patterns which coordinate with phasic movements to and from paradoxical sleep. Rapid eye movement (REM) is the stage of sleep during which the most vivid (though not all) dreams occur. ...


From this information it has been implied that the n.r. pontis oralis is involved in the mediation of changing to and from REM sleep.[1] Rapid eye movement (REM) is the stage of sleep during which the most vivid (though not all) dreams occur. ...


References

  1. ^ Dergacheva OIu et al. Impulse activity of neurons in the nucleus pontis oralis in cats during sleep--wakefulness cycle. Ross Fiziol Zh Im I M Sechenova. 2002 Dec;88(12):1530-7.

 
 

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