Ventromedial medulla: pain modulation and beyond.

  title={Ventromedial medulla: pain modulation and beyond.},
  author={Peggy Mason},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  volume={493 1},
  • Peggy Mason
  • Published 2005 in The Journal of comparative neurology
The midbrain periaqueductal gray (PAG) and ventromedial medulla (VMM) are generally viewed as the core of an endogenous descending modulatory system. However, available data demonstrate that PAG and VMM do not specifically target nociceptive transmission and that activation of either structure affects numerous homeostatic physiological processes… CONTINUE READING