Definition: an irregularly shaped layer of cells located posteriorly and laterally to the restiform body at mid to rostral levels of the medulla oblongata; becomes larger immediately ventrolateral to the restiform body at the medulla-pons junction; these cells are similar to those of the basilar pontine nuclei.
Synonym(s): nucleus pontobulbarisTA
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