The ventral reticular nucleus is a continuation of the parvocellular nucleus in the brainstem.
The ventral reticular nucleus has been shown to receive afferent projections from the dentate gyrus in rabbits.
The rostral portion of the ventral reticular nucleus has been shown to mediate inspiration along with a portion of the lateral reticular nucleus.
- ^ Tang, ZW et al. The fiber projections from the dentate nucleus to the reticular formation of the brain stem in the rabbit. Anatomy and Embryology (Berlin). 1987;175(4):517-20.