Catecholamine cell groups of the cat medulla oblongata

W. W. Blessing, P. Frost, J. B. Furness

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    The distribution of catecholamine-containing cells within the cat medulla oblongata has been studied formaldehyde-glutaraldehyde fluorescence histochemistry. The diffuse ventrolateral cells (A1) were scattered around but not within the lateral reticular nucleus and no cells were found dorsal to the inferior olivary nucleus. The dorsomedial (A2) cells were scattered within the nucleus tractus solitarius with an occasional cell within the dorsal motor nucleus of the vagus. No A2 cells were found within or ventral to the hypoglossal nucleus. This description contrasts in several respects with a recently published atlas of the catecholamine-containing neurons in the cat medulla.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)69-75
    Number of pages7
    JournalBrain Research
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 1980


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