BrainRegionFAM FT AM CEM

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Medial Central Amygdaloid Nucleus

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This page covers biological details of component Medial Central Amygdaloid Nucleus. Region is part of aHuman target integrated biological model.

  • Top-down path to region: Forebrain Telencephalon -> Extended Amygdala (FAM.FT.EXTAM) -> Amygdala (FAM.FT.AM) -> Corticomedial Nuclear Complex (FAM.FT.AM.CTM) -> Centromedial Nuclei (FAM.FT.AM.CM) -> Central Amygdala (FAM.FT.AM.CEA) -> Medial Central Amygdaloid Nucleus (FAM.FT.AM.CEM) (see Mind Maps)
  • Type: nucleus
  • Quality: L0
  • Brain area: Forebrain - Affective Motivations Area (FAM)
  • Area circuit: Express Fight Emotions (FAMXEFT)
  • Role: processor.affective.fight
  • Function: mediate behavioral responses, output projections




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Inbound Region Connections:

Source Area Source Region Source Name Type Role Reference
FAM FAM.FT.AM.AB Accessory Basal Amygdaloid Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain Summary of the main extra-amygdaloid and intra-amygdaloid connections in the rat (AB -> CE, abstract)
FAM.FT.AM.BP Parvicellular Basal Amygdaloid Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain Amygdala and its network (BLN -> CEA, abstract)
FAM.FT.AM.CEC Central Amygdaloid Nucleus, capsular subdivision excitatory-glu uncertain (unknown reference)
FAM.FT.AM.CEL Central Amygdaloid Nucleus, lateral subdivision excitatory-glu uncertain (unknown reference)
FAM.FT.AM.ITC Intercalated Amygdaloid Nuclei inhibitory-gaba uncertain (unknown reference)
FAM.FT.AM.MEA Medial Anterior Amygdaloid Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain Body alarm system (MED -> CE, abstract)
FEC FEC.FT.SNC.MED Substantia Nigra Pars Compacta Medial modulatory-da uncertain (unknown reference)

Outbound Region Connections:

Target Area Target Region Target Name Type Role Reference
FAM FAM.FT.SEP.LT Lateral Septal Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain (unknown reference)
LAC LAC.FD.HT.LTN Lateral Hypothalamic Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain Amygdalar disruption of prefrontal cortex (AM -> HT.L, abstract)
LAC.HL.VGN Vagus Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain Amygdala and its network (CEA -> VGDM, abstract)
LMC LMC.FT.NBM Basal Nucleus of Meynert excitatory-glu uncertain (unknown reference)
LMC.HT.LC Locus Coeruleus excitatory-glu uncertain Amygdalar disruption of prefrontal cortex (AM -> LC, abstract)
LMC.MM.PAG Periaqueductal Gray Matter excitatory-glu uncertain Amygdalar disruption of prefrontal cortex (AM -> PAG, abstract)

Thirdparty Circuits


BLN=Parvicellular Basal Amygdaloid Nucleus,FAM.FT.AM.BP
CEA=Central Amygdala,FAM.FT.AM.CEA (see Amygdala)
EC=Entorhinal Cortex,FMM.NC.PH.ET (see Rhinal Cortex)
HC=Hippocampus,FMM.FT.HC (see Hippocampal Formation)
HTS=Lateral Hypothalamic Nucleus,LAC.FD.HT.LTN
ITC=Inferotemporal Cortex,NSA.NC.IT.TE
LA=Lateral Amygdaloid Nucleus,FAM.FT.AM.LA (see Amygdala)
LHB=Lateral Habenula,FAM.FD.LHB (see Habenula)
MD=Mediodorsal Nucleus of Thalamus,FD.TH.MD (see Cognitive Thalamus)
MPFC=Orbitomedial Prefrontal Cortex,NC.AL.OMPFC
NACC=Accumbens Nucleus,FEC.FT.ACC (see Basal Ganglia)
PAG=Periaqueductal Gray Matter,LMC.MM.PAG
RMTG=Rostromedial Tegmental Nucleus,FEC.HT.TG.RMTG
STC=Wernicke's area A3,NSA.NC.STG.A3
VGDM=Vagus Nucleus,LAC.HL.VGN
VTA=Ventral Tegmental Area,LMC.MM.VTA

ACG=Anterior Cingulate Cortex,NC.AL.ACG (see Anterior Cingulate Area)
HC=Hippocampus,FMM.FT.HC (see Hippocampal Formation)
HT.L=Lateral Hypothalamic Area,LAC.FD.HT.LT (see Hypothalamus)
HT.PV=Paraventricular Nucleus,LAC.FD.HT.PV
INS=Insular Cortex,NC.INS
LC=Locus Coeruleus,LMC.HT.LC
MPFC=Orbitofrontal Cortex,NC.AL.OPFC (see Orbitomedial Prefrontal Cortex)
PAG=Periaqueductal Gray Matter,LMC.MM.PAG
PB=Parabrachial Nucleus,LPC.HT.PRF.PB
SOL=Solitary Nucleus,LPC.HL.SOL