diffuse reticular nucleus
Acronym: DfRt
The term diffuse reticular nucleus refers to one of three or four components of the parabrachial nuclei in the functional segmentation of the pontine tegmentum of the human ( Paxinos-2012 ), the macaque ( Paxinos-2009a ), the rat ( Swanson-2004 ), and the mouse ( Franklin-2008 ). It is located ventral to the superior cerebellar peduncle of the pons at the junction of two other components, the medial parabrachial nucleus and the lateral parabrachial nucleus. It is part of the respiratory center ( Carpenter-1983 ). Commonly referred to as the 'nucleus of Kolliker-Fuse', it was not always regarded as part of the parabrachial nuclei; classically they included only the medial and lateral nuclei ( Riley-1943; Jones-2005 ).

Also known as: K├Âlliker-Fuse subnucleus, nucleus of Kolliker-Fuse

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