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Nucleus ambiguus motor neuron

Name: Nucleus ambiguus motor neuron
Description: Motor neuron whose soma lies within the nucleus ambiguus and whose axons project through the glossopharyngeal or vagus nerve to innervate the striated muscules of the pharynx and larynx (Heimer, The human brain and spinal cord, 2nd ed, 1995, pg 258 and table 11-1, pg 266).
Super-category: Neuron
*Id: nlx_53276
Organism: Vertebrata
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Soma Specific Properties

Soma Location: Nucleus ambiguus

Axon Specific Properties

Location of distant axon arborization: thyroarytenoid muscle, Posterior cricoarytenoid muscle[1]

Intrinsic Properties

Neurotransmitter released: Acetylcholine


References

  1. Van Daele DJ & Cassell MD (2009) Multiple forebrain systems converge on motor neurons innervating the thyroarytenoid muscle. Neuroscience 162: 501-24 PubMed

According to Van Daele and Cassell, separate populations of motor neurons project to the PCA and the TA muscles

Notes

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Contributors

Ccdbuser, Jcachat, Memartone



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CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefinitionMotor neuron whose soma lies within the nu Motor neuron whose soma lies within the nucleus ambiguus and whose axons project through the glossopharyngeal or vagus nerve to innervate the striated muscules of the pharynx and larynx (Heimer, The human brain and spinal cord, 2nd ed, 1995, pg 258 and table 11-1, pg 266). ed, 1995, pg 258 and table 11-1, pg 266).
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Petilla neuron  +
Idnlx_53276  +
LabelNucleus ambiguus motor neuron  +
Located inNucleus ambiguus  +
LocationOfAxonArborizationThyroarytenoid muscle  +, and Posterior cricoarytenoid muscle  +
ModifiedDate9 March 2012  +
NeurotransmitterAcetylcholine  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.Petilla neuron  +
SpeciesVertebrata  +
SuperCategoryNeuron  +