medial pretectal nucleus
The term medial pretectal nucleus refers to a group of cells near the dorsal surface of the tectum of the midbrain between the superior colliculus and the epithalamus of the rat ( Swanson-1998 ) and the mouse ( Paxinos-2001 ). Functionally it belongs to the reticular formation (functional) of the subcortical motor system ( Swanson-2004 ).

Also known as: medial pretectal areaNeuroNames ID : 1176

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