alpha part of the gigantocellular reticular nucleus
The term alpha part of the gigantocellular reticular nucleus refers to one of two parts of the magnocellular reticular nucleus, the most ventral portion of the gigantocellular nucleus in the medulla of the human ( Paxinos-2012 ), macaque ( Paxinos-2009a ), rat ( Paxinos-2009b ), and mouse ( Franklin-2008 ). The other is the ventral part of the gigantocellular reticular nucleus. Functionally the magnocellular reticular nucleus belongs to the reticular formation (functional) of the subcortical motor system ( Swanson-2004 ).

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