BrainRegionLAC FD HT PN

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Posterior Hypothalamic Nucleus

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This page covers biological details of component Posterior Hypothalamic Nucleus. Region is part of aHuman target integrated biological model.

  • Top-down path to region: Forebrain Diencephalon -> Hypothalamus (FD.HT) -> Posterior Hypothalamic Area (LAC.FD.HT.POS) -> Posterior Hypothalamic Nucleus (LAC.FD.HT.PN) (see Mind Maps)
  • Type: nucleus
  • Quality: L0
  • Brain area: Lower Brain - Autonomous Control Area (LAC)
  • Area circuit: Vision Autonomic Control (LAV)
  • Role: processor.autonomic
  • Function: Blood pressure, pupillary dilation




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Inbound Region Connections:

Source Area Source Region Source Name Type Role Reference
FAM FAM.FT.AM.BP Parvicellular Basal Amygdaloid Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain Role for serotonin in moral behavior (AMY -> HYP, abstract)
LMC LMC.MM.RP.SUC Superior Central Raphe Nucleus modulatory-5ht uncertain (unknown reference)
LPC LPC.FT.OT Olfactory Tubercle excitatory-glu uncertain Summary of main projection pathways in the olfactory system (OT -> PHT, abstract)
LRC LRC.HL.INM Intercalated Nucleus of Medulla excitatory-glu 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)
FMM FMM.FT.HC.CA3P Proximal CA3 of Hippocampus excitatory-glu uncertain (unknown reference)
FMM.FT.HC.DG Dentate Gyrus excitatory-glu uncertain (unknown reference)
LAC LAC.SC.IZ.CSC Ciliospinal Center excitatory-glu uncertain Sympathetic and parasympathetic eye pathways (PHT -> CC)

Thirdparty Circuits


CC=Ciliospinal Center,LAC.SC.IZ.CSC
CLG=Ciliary Ganglion,LAC.PN.PSYM.CLG
EWN=Edinger-Westphal Nucleus,LAC.MM.EWN
PHT=Posterior Hypothalamic Nucleus,LAC.FD.HT.PN
SCG=Superior Cervical Ganglion,LAC.PN.SYM.SCG