The reticular formation is a part of the brain that is involved in actions such as awaking/sleeping cycle, and filtering incoming stimuli to discriminate irrelevant background stimuli. It is essential for governing some of the basic functions of higher organisms, and is one of the phylogenetically oldest portions of the brain. [WP,unvetted]. [ ]

Synonyms: pons of varolius reticular formation reticular formation of pons pons reticular formation reticular formation of pons of varolius pontine reticular nucleus

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latin term
formatio reticularis pontis [ NeuroNames:561 ]

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pontine reticular nucleus rostral part

formatio reticularis pontis