locus coeruleus

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Noun[edit]

locus coeruleus

  1. A small nucleus located bilaterally in the pons.
  2. A nucleus which contains norepinephrine and has projections to most of the brain.

References[edit]

Bear et al. Neuroscience, Exploring the Brain Co. 2001, Lippincot Williams and Wilkins