Connections of Barrington's nucleus to the sympathetic nervous system in rats.

@article{Cano2000ConnectionsOB,
  title={Connections of Barrington's nucleus to the sympathetic nervous system in rats.},
  author={Georgina Cano and J. Patrick Card and Linda Rinaman and Alan F. Sved},
  journal={Journal of the autonomic nervous system},
  year={2000},
  volume={79 2-3},
  pages={117-28}
}
Barrington's nucleus (BN) has been considered a pontine center related exclusively to the control of pelvic parasympathetic activity. The present study demonstrates an anatomical linkage between BN and autonomic outflow to visceral targets innervated exclusively by the sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system. Temporal analysis of infection after injection of pseudorabies virus (PRV), a retrograde transynaptic tracer, into two sympathetically innervated organs, the spleen and the… CONTINUE READING

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