Central control of autonomic function and involvement in neurodegenerative disorders.

@article{Cersosimo2013CentralCO,
  title={Central control of autonomic function and involvement in neurodegenerative disorders.},
  author={Maria G Cersosimo and Eduardo Elias Benarroch},
  journal={Handbook of clinical neurology},
  year={2013},
  volume={117},
  pages={45-57}
}
The central autonomic network includes the insular cortex, anterior cingulate cortex, amygdala, hypothalamus, periaqueductal gray, parabrachial nucleus, nucleus of the solitary tract, ventrolateral reticular formation of the medulla, and medullary raphe. These areas: are reciprocally interconnected; receive converging visceral and somatosensory information; generate stimulus-specific patterns of autonomic, endocrine, and motor responses; and are regulated according to the behavioral state… CONTINUE READING

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