BrainRegionLAC SC IZ CSC

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Ciliospinal Center

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This page covers biological details of component Ciliospinal Center. Region is part of aHuman target integrated biological model.

  • Top-down path to region: Spinal Cord -> Intermediate Zone (SC.IZ) -> Lamina VII (SC.IZ.L7) -> Intermediolateral Column (AVA.SC.IZ.IMLC) -> Ciliospinal Center (LAC.SC.IZ.CSC) (see Mind Maps)
  • Type: nucleus
  • Brain area: Lower Brain - Autonomous Control Area
  • Role: processor.autonomic
  • Function: Control of iris dilator muscle
  • Notes to function: Budge's Center, intermediolateral cell column




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Inbound Region Connections:

Source Area Source Region Source Name Type Reference
LAC LAC.FD.HT.PN Posterior Hypothalamic Nucleus excitatory-glu Sympathetic and parasympathetic eye pathways (PHT -> CC)
LAC.FD.HT.PV Paraventricular Nucleus excitatory-glu Effect of light on pupil diameter (PVN -> IML)
LMC LMC.HT.LC Locus Coeruleus modulatory-ne Effect of light on pupil diameter (LC -> IML)

Outbound Region Connections:

Target Area Target Region Target Name Type Reference
LAC LAC.PN.SYM.SCG Superior Cervical Ganglion excitatory-glu Sympathetic and parasympathetic eye pathways (CC -> SCG)

Thirdparty Circuits


DMH=Dorsomedial Hypothalamic Nucleus,LAC.FD.HT.DM
EW=Edinger-Westphal Nucleus,LAC.MM.EWN
GC=Ciliary Ganglion,LAC.PN.PSYM.CLG
IML=Ciliospinal Center,LAC.SC.IZ.CSC
LC=Locus Coeruleus,LMC.HT.LC
OPN=Pretectal Olivary Nucleus,LRC.MM.PT.PON
PVN=Paraventricular Nucleus,LAC.FD.HT.PV
RET=Retinal Nucleus,LPC.FD.RT
SCG=Superior Cervical Ganglion,LAC.PN.SYM.SCG
SCN=Suprachiasmatic Nucleus,LAC.FD.HT.SCN

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