retrorubral area
Acronym: RR
The term retrorubral area refers to an area caudal and lateral to the red nucleus in the midbrain reticular formation identified by Nissl stain in the human ( Halliday-2012 ), macaque ( Paxinos-2009a ), rat ( Swanson-2004 ) and mouse ( Hof-2000; Paxinos-2001 ). It largely overlaps the dopaminergic A8 cell group ( Halliday-2012 ).
     Some authors restrict its definition to the portion where dopaminergic cells of the A8 cell group are prominent ( Halliday-2012 ). Functionally It is one of two components of the midbrain reticular nucleus in the behavior control column of the subcortical motor system. The other is the parvicellular part of the midbrain reticular nucleus ( Swanson-2004 ).

Also known as: retrorubral field, retrorubral fieldsNeuroNames ID : 1049

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