dorsal raphe nucleus

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dorsal raphe nucleus

A midbrain nucleus that lies in the midline in the tegmentum, below the periaqueductal gray. It sends serotonergic axons to the striatum via the medial forebrain bundle, and it receives axons from the interpeduncular nucleus.
See: raphe nucleus
See also: nucleus
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Pourshanazari AA, Alaei H, Rafati A Effects of electrical stimulation of nucleus raphe dorsalis on initiation of morphine self administration inrats.

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