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Encyclopedia > Parvocellular reticular nucleus
Brain: Parvocellular reticular nucleus
Latin nucleus reticularis parvocellaris
NeuroNames hier-725
Dorlands/Elsevier n_11/12583080

The parvocellular reticular nucleus is located dorsolateral to the nucleus reticularis pontis caudalis. 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 Nucleus reticularis pontis caudalis is composed of gigantocellular neurons. ...

The dorsal portion of the reticular nucleus has been shown to innervate the mesencephalic trigeminal nucleus and its surrounding area. The sensory trigeminal nerve nucleus is the largest of the cranial nerve nuclei, and extends through the whole of the brainstem, midbrain to medulla. ...

Also, it projects to the facial, hypoglossal and parabrachial nuclei along with parts of the caudal parvocellular reticular formation[1].

This nucleus is also involved in expiration with a part of the gigantocellular nucleus. Exhalation is the movement of air out of the bronchial tubes, through the airways, to the external environment during breathing. ... The gigantocellular nucleus, as the name indicates, is mainly composed of the so called giant neuronal cells. ...


  1. ^ Ter Horst, GJ et al. Projections from the rostral parvocellular reticular formation to pontine and medullary nuclei in the rat: involvement in autonomic regulation and orofacial motor control. Neuroscience. 1991;40(3):735-58.



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