Areas of rostral medulla providing tonic control of renal and splenic nerves.


The objective of this study was to determine whether nonuniform control of tonic discharge of renal and splenic nerves by the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) is dependent on viscerotopic representation of the kidney and the spleen in this region. Small (15 nl, 13 pmol) injections of the potent tau-aminobutyric acid agonist muscimol were used to map the… (More)


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