Central vagal sensory and motor connections: human embryonic and fetal development.

@article{Cheng2004CentralVS,
  title={Central vagal sensory and motor connections: human embryonic and fetal development.},
  author={Gang Cheng and Xiangtian Zhou and Jia Qu and Ken William S Ashwell and George Paxinos},
  journal={Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical},
  year={2004},
  volume={114 1-2},
  pages={83-96}
}
The embryonic and fetal development of the nuclear components and pathways of vagal sensorimotor circuits in the human has been studied using Nissl staining and carbocyanine dye tracing techniques. Eight fetal brains ranging from 8 to 28 weeks of development had DiI (1,1'-dioctadecyl-3,3,3',3' tetramethylindocarbocyanine perchlorate) inserted into either the thoracic vagus nerve at the level of the sternal angle (two specimens of 8 and 9 weeks of gestation) or into vagal rootlets at the surface… CONTINUE READING