Nociceptive excited and inhibited neurons within the pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus and cuneiform nucleus.

@article{Carlson2004NociceptiveEA,
  title={Nociceptive excited and inhibited neurons within the pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus and cuneiform nucleus.},
  author={Jonathan D. Carlson and Robert Paul Iacono and George Maeda},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2004},
  volume={1013 2},
  pages={182-7}
}
The pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus (PPTg) is defined by its collection of cholinergic neurons surrounding the lateral portion of the superior cerebellar peduncle at the midbrain pontine junction. Antinociceptive functions have been attributed to the PPTg since electrical stimulation as well as injection of cholinergic agonists in this area produces analgesia. Nociceptive neurons have also been reported in the vicinity of the PPTg and cuneiform nucleus (CN). However, specific histochemical… CONTINUE READING

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