medial preoptic nucleus
The term medial preoptic nucleus refers to a collection of cells in the medial preoptic area demonstrated by Nissl stain in the macaque ( Paxinos-2009a ), the rat ( Swanson-2004 ) and the mouse ( Hof-2000 ). It is not found in the human ( Saper-2004 ). It is divided into a medial part of the medial preoptic nucleus and lateral part of the medial preoptic nucleus in all three species. The rat ( Swanson-2004 ) and mouse ( Dong-2004 ) have a central part of the medial preoptic nucleus as well. Functionally it is part of the behavior control column of the subcortical motor system ( Swanson-2004 ).

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