Properties of "possibly" cholinergic neurons ascending from the rat ponto-mesencephalic area: comparison with noradrenergic and serotonergic neurons.

@article{Kayama1991PropertiesO,
  title={Properties of "possibly" cholinergic neurons ascending from the rat ponto-mesencephalic area: comparison with noradrenergic and serotonergic neurons.},
  author={Yukihiko Kayama and Satoru Ito and Yoshimasa Koyama},
  journal={Fukushima journal of medical science},
  year={1991},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={75-93}
}
In urethane-anesthetized rats single neuronal activity was recorded in the laterodorsal tegmental nucleus, which has a dense complement of cholinergic neurons. In many experiments neuronal activity was recorded also in the dorsal raphe and locus coeruleus for comparison. In each experiment two to five active sites were marked with pontamine sky blue, deposited from the recording electrode ionophoretically and located histologically. Most neurons of the laterodorsal tegmental nucleus responded… CONTINUE READING