dorsal part of the medullary reticular nucleus
The term dorsal part of the medullary reticular nucleus refers to the more dorsolateral of two parts of the medullary reticular nucleus in the human ( Paxinos-2012 ), the macaque ( Paxinos-2009a ), the rat ( Swanson-2004 ) and the mouse ( Hof-2000 ). The other is the more ventromedial ventral part of the medullary reticular nucleus ( Swanson-2004 ).
     Many authors consider the transition zone between the dorsal and ventral parts to be a separate structure, a caudal extension of the intermediate reticular nucleus, which separates the gigantocellular nucleus and the parvicellular reticular nucleus more rostrally ( Paxinos-2012; Paxinos-2009b; Paxinos-2009a; Hof-2000 ).
     Functionally the medullary reticular nucleus belongs to the reticular formation (functional) of the subcortical motor system ( Swanson-2004 ).

Also known as: dorsal reticular nucleusNeuroNames ID : 1882

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