BrainRegionLRC HL TGS PA5

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Paratrigeminal Nucleus

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

  • Top-down path to region: Hindbrain Myelencephalon -> Myelencephalic Sensory Nuclei (HL.SN) -> Trigeminal Sensory Nuclei (HL.TGS) -> Paratrigeminal Nucleus (LRC.HL.TGS.PA5) (see Mind Maps)
  • Type: nucleus
  • Quality: L0
  • Brain area: Lower Brain - Motor Reflex Area (LRC)
  • Area circuit: Breathing and Swallowing Reflexes (LRB)
  • Role: subcortical.motor.flexor
  • Function: Orofacial nociceptive sensory processing
  • Notes to function:
    • Somatosensory reflex, site for nociceptive inputs from sciatic innervation field




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Inbound Region Connections:

Source Area Source Region Source Name Type Role Reference
NCP NCP.NC.PG.S1 Primary Somatosensory Cortex excitatory-glu uncertain (unknown reference)

Outbound Region Connections:

Target Area Target Region Target Name Type Role Reference
LPC LPC.HT.FCM Facial Motor Nucleus excitatory-glu uncertain (unknown reference)

Thirdparty Circuits


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