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Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1998 Dec;8(6):718-24.

Brainstem mechanisms underlying feeding behaviors.

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Faculty of Dentistry Department of Physiology, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada. lund@medcor.mcgill.ca

Abstract

The essential elements controlling trigeminal motoneurons during feeding lie between the trigeminal and facial motor nuclei. These include populations of neurons in the medial reticular formation and pre-motoneurons in the lateral brainstem that reorganize to generate various patterns. Orofacial sensory feedback, antidromic firing in spindle afferents and intrinsic properties of motoneurons also contribute to the final masticatory motor output.

PMID:
9914242
DOI:
10.1016/s0959-4388(98)80113-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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