Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Area Postrema

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_276

Definition

One of the circumventricular organs interfacing between the brain and cerebral spinal fluid. Receives nerve fibers from the solitary nucleus, spinal cord and adjacent areas of the medulla.

 Brainstem Subnucleus Reticularis Dorsalis Neuron

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