"Area Postrema" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
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 OBLONGATA. The area postrema lies outside the BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER and its functions include acting as an emetic chemoreceptor.
- Area Postrema
- Area Postremas
- Postrema, Area
- Chemoreceptor Trigger Zone
- Chemoreceptor Trigger Zones
- Trigger Zone, Chemoreceptor
- Trigger Zones, Chemoreceptor
- Zone, Chemoreceptor Trigger
- Zones, Chemoreceptor Trigger
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