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Lateral parabrachial nucleus

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Brain: Lateral parabrachial nucleus
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MeSH [1]

The lateral parabrachial nucleus induces thirst by stimulating the median preoptic nucleus.[1]

It gets its name from its location relative to the superior cerebellar peduncles, which is also known as the "brachia conjunctiva".


  1. M.J. McKinley and A.K. Johnson (2004). The Physiological Regulation of Thirst and Fluid Intake. News in Physiological Sciences 19 (1): 1-6.

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