area postrema meaning

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A small,rounded eminence on each side of the FOURTH VENTRICLE,which receives nerve fibers from the SOLITARY NUCLEUS ,SPINAL CORD,and adjacent areas of the MEDULLA. The area postrema lies outside the BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER and its functions include acting as an emetic chemoreceptor. n : a tongue-shaped structure in the caudal region of the fourth ventricle of the brain


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  2. These project to the area postrema and nucleus tractus solitarii in the brain.
  3. The area postrema and nucleus tractus solitarii signal to the subfornical organ and to the lateral parabrachial nucleus.
  4. PDE4 mRNAs are transcribed more in the area postrema and the CTZ than anywhere else in the brainstem.
  5. There are also studies still currently underway to determine the effect of ablation of the area postrema on hypertension and cardiovascular function.

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