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Solitary Nucleus MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Solitary Nucleus
Tree Number(s)
A08.186.211.132.810.591.500.750
Unique ID
D017552
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017552
Scope Note
GRAY MATTER located in the dorsomedial part of the MEDULLA OBLONGATA associated with the solitary tract. The solitary nucleus receives inputs from most organ systems including the terminations of the facial, glossopharyngeal, and vagus nerves. It is a major coordinator of AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM regulation of cardiovascular, respiratory, gustatory, gastrointestinal, and chemoreceptive aspects of HOMEOSTASIS. The solitary nucleus is also notable for the large number of NEUROTRANSMITTERS which are found therein.
Entry Term(s)
Nuclei Tractus Solitarii
Nucleus Solitarius
Nucleus Tractus Solitarii
Nucleus of Solitary Tract
Nucleus of Tractus Solitarius
Nucleus of the Solitary Tract
Solitary Nuclear Complex
Solitary Tract Nucleus
Previous Indexing
Medulla Oblongata (1966-1993)
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/12/28
Revision Date
2015/06/23
Solitary Nucleus Preferred
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