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Oral pontine reticular nucleus

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Oral pontine reticular nucleus

Oral pontine reticular nucleus
Details
Latin nucleus reticularis pontis oralis
Identifiers
NeuroNames hier-560
NeuroLex ID Oral pontine reticular nucleus
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n_11/12583106
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The oral pontine reticular nucleus is delineated from its caudal brother, with which it shares its first three names.

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.

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]

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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