BrainRegionLRC HL RF MED

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Central Medullary Reticular Nucleus

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

  • Top-down path to region: Hindbrain Myelencephalon -> Medullary Reticular Formation (HL.RF) -> Medullary Reticular Formation, Medial Column (HL.RF.MED) -> Central Medullary Reticular Nucleus (LRC.HL.RF.MED) (see Mind Maps)
  • Type: nucleus
  • Brain area: Lower Brain - Motor Reflex Area
  • Role: processor.automatic
  • Function: Somatic motor control, cardiovascular control, pain modulation, sleep and consciousness, habituation




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Inbound Region Connections:

Source Area Source Region Source Name Type Reference
LRC LRC.HL.PRF.GCR Gigantocellular Reticular Nucleus excitatory-glu (unknown reference)

Outbound Region Connections:

Target Area Target Region Target Name Type Reference
LMC LMC.HT.LC Locus Coeruleus excitatory-glu (unknown reference)
LPC LPC.SC.VH.VM Ventromedial Nucleus excitatory-glu Motor neurons control (MRF -> EGMN, abstract)

Thirdparty Circuits


CR=Cerebellum,LLC.HT.CR (see Cerebellar Complex)
CTX=Anterior Lobe,NC.LOBE.ANT
EAMN=Anterior/Ventral Horn,SC.VH
EGMN=Anterior/Ventral Horn,SC.VH
FAMN=Anterior/Ventral Horn,SC.VH
FG=Fastigual Nucleus,LRC.HT.CR.FG
IP=Interposed Nucleus,LLC.HT.CR.IP (see Cerebellar Complex)
LT=Dentate Nucleus,LLC.HT.CR.DN
MRF=Medullary Reticular Formation,HL.RF
PRF=Pontine Reticular Formation,HT.RF
RD=Red Nucleus,LLC.MM.RD
VB=Vestibular Nuclei,LPC.HT.VBN