solitary nucleus


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solitary nucleus

Nucleus of the solitary tract.
See also: nucleus
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As well as being interrelated to vegetative activity and motor coordination of talking and deglution, it has also been attributed with regulating blood-pressure, controlling visceral pain, thermal regulation and motivational-affective responses to pain due to its connections with the solitary nucleus, raphe magnus, parabrachial area and amygdaloid nucleus (trigeminal-parabrachial-amygdaloid ipsilateral tract) with its usual visceral, nutritional (anorexia), respiratory, thermal and inhibitory descending pain effects (Caous et al.; Armstrong & Holpkins; Jasmin et al., 1997; Paues et al., 2006; Rybka & McCulloch, 2006).
The DRG of the solitary nucleus lies at the same level as the trigeminal nucleus at the lowermost level of the medulla.[5] As diaphragmatic and shoulder pain are linked by sharing a common cervical spine segment,[6] diaphragmatic and mandibular pain are also linked by sharing the same medullary level.