Adrenergic cell groups

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Adrenergic cell groups
Latin cellulae adrenergicae
NeuroNames hier-3140
FMA 84383
Anatomical terminology

Adrenergic cell groups refers to collections of neurons in the central nervous system that stain for PNMT, the enzyme that converts norepinephrine to epinephrine (adrenalin). Thus, it is postulated that the neurotransmitter they produce may be epinephrine (adrenalin) . Located in the medulla, they are named adrenergic cell group C1, adrenergic cell group C2, and adrenergic cell group C3.[1]


  1. ^ Smeets WJAJ; Reiner A (1994). "20:Catecholamines in the CNS of vertebrates: current concepts of evolution and functional significance". In Smeets WJAJ, Reiner A. Phylogeny and Development of Catecholamine Systems in the CNS of Vertebrates. Cambridge, England: University Press. OCLC 29952121. 

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