Peripheral and central distribution of fibres of the mesencephalic trigeminal root in the rat

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Abstract

Using the cobalt labelling technique in the rat, mesencephalic afferent fibres were shown in all three divisions of the trigeminal nerve. The descending branches of mesencephalic trigeminal neurones extend to the 3rd cervical segment of the spinal cord. Collaterals of this tract terminate in the following structures: the supratrigeminal nucleus, the motor nuclei of V, VII and XII cranial nerves, the reticular formation, a distinct nucleus in the reticular formation and the solitary nucleus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-17
Number of pages5
JournalNeuroscience Letters
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 18 1981

Keywords

  • cobalt labeling
  • mesencephalic trigeminal nucleus
  • rat
  • trigeminal nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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