Open main menu

Parvocellular reticular nucleus

  (Redirected from Parvocellular reticular nuclei)

The parvocellular reticular nucleus is part of the brain located dorsolateral to the caudal pontine reticular nucleus.

Parvocellular reticular nucleus
Details
Identifiers
Latinnucleus reticularis parvocellaris
NeuroNames728
TAA14.1.04.312
FMA72575
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The dorsal portion of the reticular nucleus has been shown to innervate the mesencephalic trigeminal nucleus and its surrounding area.

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

This nucleus is also involved in expiration with a part of the gigantocellular nucleus.

ReferencesEdit

  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.