nucleus reticularis pontis caudalis


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Related to nucleus reticularis pontis caudalis: Nucleus reticularis tegmenti pontis, Nucleus reticularis pontis oralis

reticular nuclei of pons

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groups of cells located in the pontine tegmentum that are not clearly separate from one other, but that do have in some instances distinct connections. These nuclei are: caudal pontine reticular nucleus [TA] (nucleus reticularis pontis caudalis [TA]), oral pontine reticular nucleus [TA] (nucleus reticularis pontis oralis [TA]), paralemniscal nucleus [TA] (nucleus paralemniscalis [TA]), and the paramedian reticular nucleus [TA] (nucleus reticularis paramedianus [TA]). The reticulotegmental nucleus [TA] (nucleus reticularis tegmenti pontis [TA]) is located in the ventromedial portion of the pontine tegmentum and is correctly considered a part of the reticular complex of the pons; it is sometimes also associated with the dorsal extent of the basilar pontine nuclei.
Synonym(s): nuclei reticulares pontis [TA]

nucleus reticularis pontis caudalis

A rostral extension of the gigantocellular reticular nucleus of the hindbrain. The nucleus reticularis pontis caudalis sends reticulospinal axons caudally into the spinal cord via the MLF and sends ascending axons as far rostrally as the thalamus via the central tegmental tract.
See also: nucleus
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