dorsal nucleus of the accessory optic tract
Acronym: DT
The term dorsal nucleus of the accessory optic tract refers to one of three terminal nuclei of the accessory optic tract. It is located ventromedial to the brachium of the superior colliculus in the macaque ( Paxinos-2009a ) and near the ventrolateral border of the brachium of the superior colliculus in the rat ( Swanson-1998 ) and the mouse ( Paxinos-2001 ). The other two terminal nuclei are the medial nucleus of the accessory optic tract and the lateral nucleus of the accessory optic tract. Functionally they are three of six magnocellular nuclei of the midbrain reticular nucleus that belong to the reticular formation (functional) of the subcortical motor system ( Swanson-2004 ).

Also known as: No other name for this structure has appeared in PubMed.NeuroNames ID : 1823


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