A large raphe nucleus extending from the anterior part of the pons through the mesencephalon; its neurons are serotoninergic[NIF]. The dorsal raphe nucleus is a part of the raphe nucleus and consists of rostral and caudal subdivisions. The rostral aspect of the dorsal raphe is further divided into interfascicular, ventral, ventrolateral and dorsal subnuclei. The projections of the dorsal raphe have been found to vary topographically, and thus the subnuclei differ in their projections. An increased number of cells in the lateral aspects of the dorsal raphe is characteristic of humans and other primates. [WP,unvetted]. [ https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=440764&aid=3248146&group_id=36855 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorsal_raphe_nucleus BIRNLEX:982 ]

Synonyms: cell group b7 nucleus raphes posterior dorsal nucleus of the raphe dorsal nucleus raphe dorsal raphe inferior raphe nucleus nucleus raphes dorsalis posterior raphe nucleus

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Term information


uberon_slim, efo_slim, vertebrate_core

latin term
nucleus raphes posterior [ FMA:TA ]

latin term
nucleus dorsalis raphes [ NeuroNames:512 ]

DR [ BIRNLEX:982 NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource ]

DRN [ BIRNLEX:982 NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource ]

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editor note

TODO check dorsal vs inferior. ZF has no pons.

has related synonym

nucleus raphes posterior

nucleus raphe posterior

dorsal raphé

nucleus raphe dorsalis

nucleus dorsalis raphes

posterior raphe nucleus