dorsomedial periaqueductal gray
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The term dorsomedial periaqueductal gray refers to one of four longitudinal cell columns in the periaqueductal gray of the midbrain tegmentum revealed by stain for nitiric oxide synthase (NADPH-diaphorase). It is found in the human, macaque, rat ( Carrive-2012 ) and mouse ( Franklin-2008 ). Located in the midline dorsal to the cerebral aqueduct, it stains lightly compared to the adjacent dorsolateral periaqueductal gray column. The other two columns are the lateral periaqueductal gray and the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray.
     Functionally the dorsomedial periaqueductal gray is part of the motor periaqueductal gray of the behavior control column ( Swanson-2004 ). For other components of the motor periaqueductal gray click below: Models Where It Appears > Functional CNS Model - Rat.

Also known as: No other name for this structure has appeared in PubMed.NeuroNames ID : 1845


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