Ascending Cholinergic and Monoaminergic Systems in the Brainstem: Do they Constitute a Reticular Activating System?

@inproceedings{Kayama1990AscendingCA,
  title={Ascending Cholinergic and Monoaminergic Systems in the Brainstem: Do they Constitute a Reticular Activating System?},
  author={Y. Kayama and M. Ohta and S. Ito},
  year={1990}
}
The concept of the “ascending reticular activating system” (ARAS), promulgated by Moruzzi and Magoun (1949) as the essential element in the neural mechanisms underlying wakefulness, suffers significantly from a lack of specificity as to the neurons which might actually comprise the ARAS. With the new techniques of neuroanatomy several clearly defined structures with ascending projections have been discerned in or near the putative ARAS: the noradrenergic projection from the locus coeruleus (LC… Expand
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