reticular nucleus


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reticular nucleus

A column of neurons in the spinal cord, brainstem, and thalamus
See also: nucleus
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These thalamic nuclei, along with the intralaminar nuclei and the thalamic reticular nucleus, which is discussed below, are thought to be essential for higher levels of consciousness (e.
In normal mice, a compound known to block the benzodiazepine-binding site weakened these same receptors' inhibitory activity in the thalamic reticular nucleus, even in the absence of any administered benzodiazepines.
Therefore, while spindle oscillations are generated in the thalamic reticular nucleus, they are synchronized by the glutamatergic thalamocortical neurons (45).