parvicellular division of the paraventricular nucleus
The term parvicellular division of the paraventricular nucleus refers to one of three divisions of the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus as defined by multiple methods in the rat. It is located in the medial zone of the anterior hypothalamic region, dorsomedial to the anterior hypothalamic nucleus. Functionally it and the magnocellular division of the paraventricular nucleus belong to the neuroendocrine motor zone of the subcortical motor system. The third division, the descending division of the paraventricular nucleus, belongs to the behavior control column ( Swanson-2004 ).

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