Neuronal relationships between the dorsal periaqueductal nucleus and the inferior colliculus (nucleus commissuralis) in the cat. A Golgi study.

@article{Herrera1988NeuronalRB,
  title={Neuronal relationships between the dorsal periaqueductal nucleus and the inferior colliculus (nucleus commissuralis) in the cat. A Golgi study.},
  author={M{\'i}riam del Socorro Herrera and F S{\'a}nchez del Campo and Arnaud Ruiz and V Smith Agreda},
  journal={Journal of anatomy},
  year={1988},
  volume={158},
  pages={137-45}
}
Cell types in the dorsal periaqueductal nucleus (PAGd) were studied with the aid of the rapid Golgi method in young cats. The neurons were subdivided into fusiform and stellate types with several varieties of the latter class according to the final destination of their axons. Fusiform neurons send their axons to the neuropil of the Ncom. In turn these neurons receive descending fibres from the nucleus commissuralis (Ncom) which seem to establish axo-dendritic contacts. Also commissural neurons… CONTINUE READING