locus caeruleus

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lo·cus cae·ru·'le·us

[TA]
a shallow depression, of a blue color in the fresh brain, lying laterally in the most rostral portion of the rhomboidal fossa near the cerebral aqueduct; it lies near the lateral wall of the fourth ventricle and consists of about 20,000 melanin-pigmented neuronal cell bodies the norepinephrine-containing axons of which have a remarkably wide distribution in the cerebellum as well as in the hypothalamus and cerebral cortex.

lo·cus cae·ru·le·us

(lō'kŭs sē-rū'lē-ŭs) [TA]
Shallow blue depression, in the fresh brain, lying laterally in the most rostral portion of the rhomboidal fossa near the cerebral aqueduct.