Re: Fw: Brainstem question

From:"J. A. Kiernan" <>

On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, Anila Syed wrote:

> Thanks for the answer, it is more important in the sections in which I only
> have one half of the brainstem. Isn't there a single identifiable nucleus on
> one side? Is the Solitary Nucleus bilateral?

Yes it is. It's called solitary because the neurons
are surrounded by the white matter of the solitary tract.

If one side isn't marked I don't think there's any way
to tell left from right, even in sections of the whole 
brain stem. For the halves, someone might (= should)
have made a note of which side was used for which purpose.
John A. Kiernan
Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
The University of Western Ontario
London,  Canada   N6A 5C1

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