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Locus ceruleus

Name: Locus ceruleus
Description: A noradrenergic nucleus in the brain stem involved with physiological responses to stress and panic; also implicated in physical dependence and withdrawal. (Adapted from Wikipedia)
Synonym(s): Locus caeruleus, Substantia ferruginea, Nucleus Pigmentosus Pontis, Locus coeruleus, blue nucleus
Abbreviation: LC
Is part of: pontine tegmentum
Super-category: Regional part of brain
*Id: birnlex_905
Link to OWL / RDF: Download this content as OWL/RDF
Neuronames ID ( what's this?): 578

Neurons in Locus ceruleus

Locus coeruleus NA neuron are neurons that can be found in Locus ceruleus or its parts.

Inferred outgoing projections for Locus ceruleus

The following brain regions receive axons from Locus ceruleus: Postsubiculum. The statements about these projections are not made on this page, but rather are made on the pages linked here.

Inferred incoming projections for Locus ceruleus

The following brain regions send axons into Locus ceruleus: Ventral tegmental area. The statements about these projections are not made on this page, but rather are made on the pages linked here.



  • This visualization was created by the Scalable Brain Atlas group and is based on the Rhesus Monkey - Paxinos et al. 2000

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Notes

This page uses this default form:PONS_brain_region



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Facts about Locus ceruleusRDF feed
AbbrevLC  +
Created15 July 2006  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefinitionA noradrenergic nucleus in the brain stem involved with physiological responses to stress and panic; also implicated in physical dependence and withdrawal. (Adapted from Wikipedia)
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
Idbirnlex_905  +
Is part ofPontine tegmentum  +
LabelLocus ceruleus  +
ModifiedDate9 March 2012  +
NeuronamesLinkhttp://braininfo.rprc.washington.edu/Scripts/hiercentraldirectory.aspx?ID=578  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
SuperCategoryRegional part of brain  +
SynonymLocus caeruleus  +, Substantia ferruginea  +, Nucleus Pigmentosus Pontis  +, Locus coeruleus  +, and blue nucleus  +
UmlscuiC0023951  +