Kölliker-Fuse nucleus

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Kölliker-Fuse nucleus
Latin nucleus subparabrachialis
NeuroLex ID Kolliker-Fuse nucleus
TA A14.1.05.440
FMA 77220
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

In the human brain, the Kölliker-Fuse nucleus (Subparabrachial nucleus) is the nucleus in the parabrachial area that regulates breathing rate. It receives signals from the caudal, cardio-respiratory part of the solitary nucleus and sends signals to the lower medulla oblongata, the spinal cord, the amygdala and the lateral hypothalamus.[1]


  1. ^ Thomas P. Naidich; Henri M. Duvernoy; Bradley N. Delman (1 January 2009). Duvernoy's Atlas of the Human Brain Stem and Cerebellum: High-field MRI : Surface Anatomy, Internal Structure, Vascularization and 3D Sectional Anatomy. Springer. p. 324. ISBN 978-3-211-73971-6. Retrieved 21 January 2013.