dorsal pontine gray
The term dorsal pontine gray refers to the pontine central gray and embedded nuclei thereof that are functionally part of the subcortical motor system. They include the dorsal tegmental nucleus, the lateral tegmental nucleus, Barrington's nucleus, and the supragenual nucleus. They do not include the laterodorsal tegmental nucleus, which is embedded in the pontine central gray but functionally belongs to the behavioral state system ( Swanson-2004 ). All components of the dorsal pontine gray are found in the human ( Paxinos-2012 ), the macaque ( Paxinos-2009a ), the rat ( Swanson-2004 ) and the mouse ( Franklin-2008 ).

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