solitary nucleus

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solitary nucleus

Nucleus of the solitary tract.
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The nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) is a region in the brainstem that receives input from the cardiovascular, respiratory and GI systems, and from the taste buds.
Neuroplasticity in nucleus tractus solitarius neurons after episodic ozone exposure in infant primates.
Extended allergen exposure in asthmatic monkeys induces neuroplasticity in nucleus tractus solitarius. J Allergy Clin Immunol 108:557-562.
Extended secondhand tobacco smoke exposure induces plasticity in nucleus tractus solitarius second-order lung afferent neurons in young guinea pigs.
However, [[sup.3]H]-pirenzepine (Ml selective antagonist) binding has also been reported in the subnucleus gelatinosus at presynaptic localization on the vagal afferent terminals, and this binding was reduced by ipsilateral cervical vagotomy (10), while [[sup.3]H]-PZ binding was not detected at the nucleus tractus solitarius (11).
Ml muscarinic receptors predominate at vagal afferent terminals presynaptic localization in the subnucleus gelatinosus (10), while the nucleus tractus solitarius do not have Ml receptor (11).
These abnormal CSF pressure gradients are thought to form clefts in the floor of the fourth ventricle and disrupt the descending tract of the trigeminal nerve, nucleus tractus solitarius and the nucleus ambiguous.
The nucleus tractus solitarius is closely related to the PCRF.

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