locus coeruleus


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locus coeruleus

, locus ceruleus
A bluish reticular nucleus in the central gray area of the caudal midbrain and part of the reticular formation. Its output axons project widely and diffusely to all parts of the central nervous system. Signals from the locus coeruleus appear to enhance the overall attentiveness level of the brain.
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Powell, "The projection of the locus coeruleus upon the neocortex in the macaque monkey," Neuroscience, vol.
Berridge, "Low-dose methylphenidate actions on tonic and phasic locus coeruleus discharge," The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, vol.
Eckert, "In vivo mapping of the human locus coeruleus," NeuroImage, vol.
Waterhouse, "Locus coeruleus: from global projection system to adaptive regulation of behavior," Brain Research, vol.
van Bockstaele, "Convergent regulation of locus coeruleus activity as an adaptive response to stress," European Journal of Pharmacology, vol.
Elevated concentration of CRF in the locus coeruleus of depressed subjects.
Similarly, PD patients with RBD showed structural pathological changes in the locus coeruleus on autopsy [8, 9].
The cerebellar dentate nucleus should be examined for atrophy/degeneration, and the pigmented brainstem nuclei, the substantia nigra, and locus coeruleus evaluated for pallor.
Nestler, "Regulation of cyclic AMP response element-binding protein (CREB) phosphorylation by acute and chronic morphine in the rat locus coeruleus," Journal of Neurochemistry, vol.
Estos receptores, especificamente los TAR-1, TAR-2 y TAR-5, estan presentes en la amigdala y los TAR-1 y TAR-2 se expresan, ademas, en areas que median el umbral del dolor como el locus coeruleus, el nucleo dorsal del rafe y el area tegmental ventral [20].
Locus coeruleus: A cluster of nerve cells located in a part of the brainstem (i.e., the pons) that is involved with physiological responses to stress and panic.