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Category:Area postrema
Abbrev AP  +
AbbrevSource NeuroNames_abbrevSource  +
Created 28 August 2007  +
CurationStatus uncurated  +
DefinitionSource UMLS +
ExternallySourcedDefinition * A small, rounded eminence on each side o * A small, rounded eminence on each side of the FOURTH VENTRICLE, which receives nerve fibers from the SOLITARY NUCLEUS; SPINAL CORD; and adjacent areas of the MEDULLA. The area postrema lies outside the BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER and its functions include acting as an emetic chemoreceptor. (MSH) * one of the ventricular organs, a highly vascular mound of tissue along the margin of the caudal part of the fourth ventricle; consists of many large capillaries, many glial, and some small nerve cells; receives fibers directly from the vagal and glossopharyngeal nerves; its efferent fibers go directly to the nucleus solitarius and the parabrachial nuclei and indirectly to other areas; it lies outside of the blood brain barrier and appears to function as a chemoreceptor trigger zone for emesis. (CSP) emoreceptor trigger zone for emesis. (CSP)
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki. PONS brain region  +
Id birnlex_2636  +
Is part of Medulla oblongata +
Label Area postrema  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 13 December 2013 23:37:21  +
ModifiedDate 13 December 2013  +
NeuronamesLink http://braininfo.rprc.washington.edu/Scripts/hiercentraldirectory.aspx?ID=769  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki. PONS brain region  +
SuperCategory circumventricular organ  +
Umlscui C1289468, C0228530  +
Categories Circumventricular organ
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