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Rostral linear nucleus

Name: Rostral linear nucleus
Description: Nucleus of the medial ventral tegmental area, originally identified in the rat but also in cat, monkey and human, comprising an average of 7% volume of the VTA across the different species, with the largest being present in the cat.[1]
Is part of: ventral tegmental area
Super-category: Regional part of brain
Id: nlx_144319
Organism: mammal
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Topography defining Criteria: Joined at the midline in the dorsal portion but bifurcated ventrally, except in humans where it appears as a pair of separate nuclei


References

  1. Halliday GM & Törk I (1986) Comparative anatomy of the ventromedial mesencephalic tegmentum in the rat, cat, monkey and human. J Comp Neurol 252: 423-45 PubMed

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CuratorMaryann Martone  +
DefinitionNucleus of the medial ventral tegmental area, originally identified in the rat but also in cat, monkey and human, comprising an average of 7% volume of the VTA across the different species, with the largest being present in the cat.
EditorialNoteBrain Info does not list the linear nuclei as part of the ventral tegmental area but as a co-area of the midbrain tegmentum. Am assuming the rostral linear nucleus of the raphe is synonymous, but needs further review.
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
Idnlx_144319  +
Is part ofVentral tegmental area  +
LabelRostral linear nucleus  +
ModifiedDate27 March 2012  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
SpeciesMammal  +
SuperCategoryRegional part of brain  +
TomoDefiningCriteriaJoined at the midline in the dorsal portion but bifurcated ventrally, except in humans where it appears as a pair of separate nuclei