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dc.contributor.authorPaxinos, G.
dc.contributor.authorXu-Feng, H.
dc.contributor.authorSengul, G.
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Charles
dc.contributor.editorJuergen K. Mai and George Paxinos
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T11:01:46Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T11:01:46Z
dc.date.created2013-02-17T20:00:17Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationPaxinos, George and Xu-Feng, Huang and Sengul, Gulgun and Watson, Charles. 2012. Organization of brainstem nuclei, in Mai, J.K. and Paxinos, G. (ed), The human nervous system. pp. 260-327. Amsterdam: Elsevier Academic Press.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/7675
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/B978-0-12-374236-0.10008-2
dc.description.abstract

This chapter presents a classification of the human brainstem structures, including most of neuronal cell groups in the human brainstem. Human homologs of nuclei identified in the brainstem of other mammals are also described as are attempts to extend to the human the overall organizational schemata that have been proposed for the brainstem of other mammalian species. A glaring structural similarity of brainstem across species is reflected by an impressive number of homologies recognized between the brainstem of the human and that of other animals. While it can be hypothesized that there are human homologs to nearly every nucleus identified in the rat brainstem, species differences and even strain differences occur, and this compels us to establish homologies not by extrapolation but by direct observation of human tissue. Functional mechanisms of the human brainstem, on the other hand, remain hidden in connections, chemoarchitecture, and physiology of neuronal groups. These characteristics are emerging from encouraging non-invasive imaging studies and expanding creative application of chemical analysis of the human brain.

dc.publisherAcadmic Press, Elsevier
dc.titleOrganization of brainstem nuclei
dc.typeBook Chapter
dcterms.source.startPage186
dcterms.source.endPage232
dcterms.source.titleThe Human Nervous System
dcterms.source.isbn978-0-12-374236-0
dcterms.source.placeUnited States of America
dcterms.source.chapter39
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