Unmasking the mysteries of the habenula in pain and analgesia.

Abstract

The habenula is a small bilateral structure in the posterior-medial aspect of the dorsal thalamus that has been implicated in a remarkably wide range of behaviors including olfaction, ingestion, mating, endocrine and reward function, pain and analgesia. Afferent connections from forebrain structures send inputs to the lateral and medial habenula where… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.pneurobio.2012.01.004

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