solitary nucleus


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solitary nucleus

Nucleus of the solitary tract.
See also: nucleus
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As well as being interrelated to vegetative activity and motor coordination of talking and deglution, it has also been attributed with regulating blood-pressure, controlling visceral pain, thermal regulation and motivational-affective responses to pain due to its connections with the solitary nucleus, raphe magnus, parabrachial area and amygdaloid nucleus (trigeminal-parabrachial-amygdaloid ipsilateral tract) with its usual visceral, nutritional (anorexia), respiratory, thermal and inhibitory descending pain effects (Caous et al.
Nociceptive visceral afferents of the vagus (like those visceral conducted by the medulla) mostly reach the solitary nucleus.
It is also interesting that synapsis afferents reaching the solitary nucleus happens again to the PA5 connecting reciprocally ipsi- and contra-laterally with solitary, parabrachial, dorsal vagus, caudal medullar dorsal horn, C1 and C2 ventral medullar horns (the accessory's spinal nucleus portion) and SC5 nuclei (Jou et al.