Ventral reticular nucleus

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Ventral reticular nucleus
Latin nucleus reticularis ventralis
NeuroNames hier-730
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

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.[1]

The rostral portion of the ventral reticular nucleus has been shown to mediate inspiration along with a portion of the lateral reticular nucleus.


  1. ^ 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.