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 +====== Nucleus Ambiguus (AMB) ======
 +
 +The AMB is a major efferent nucleus of the vagus (cranial nerve X), which provides efferent chronotropic (rate) and/or inotropic (contractile strength) control of the heart.
 +
 +===== Image and Location =====
 +
 +Neurosynth: No images available (too few mentions in publications.) ​
 +
 +{{ ::​lower_medulla.png?​700 |Haines atlas: Lower medulla}}
 +===== Searches =====
 +
 +=== Searches so far: ===
 +(solitarius OR solitary nucleus) AND review
 +(solitarius OR solitary nucleus) AND connectivity
 +(solitarius OR solitary nucleus) AND fMRI
 +
 +=== Most important references ===
 +
 +=== Link to Endnote ===
 +{{:​sample_endnote_library.enlp.zip|Endnote Package Library (with PDFs)}}
 +
 +===== Structure =====
 +
 +==== Inputs ====
 +Major inputs include the solitary nucleus (NTS) ; (Spyer 1982)
 +
 +==== Outputs ====
 +* Direct innervation of the parasympathetic ganglia in the heart
 +
 +===== Functions =====
 +
 +==== Summary list ====
 +
 +Autonomic reflexes: Baroreceptor reflex
 +
 +Cardiovascular function: ​ Central regulation of heart rate and contraction via cholinergic innervation of the heart
 +
 +=== Other ===
 +
 +
 +===== Studies activating =====
 +
 +==== Coordinates ====
 +
 +**Coordinates (x, y, z):**
 +[0, 0, 0] , [0, 0, 0]
 +No coordinates from published studies. ​ Coordinates derived from anatomical landmarks and functional localization in published studies.
 +
 +**Specific study coordinates** (if not too many)
 +^ Study     ^ Description ​      ^ x          ^ y    ^ z     ^
 +| Topolovec 2004    | Contrast Descrip ​    | ~  | ~ | ~ |
 +| Komisaruk 2002   | Contrast Descrip ​      | ~ | ~ | ~ |
 +
 +
 +==== List of Studies ====
 +
 +=== Specific, key studies ===
 +
 +=== Study list: Coordinate based ===
 +Neurosynth results for coordinate(s)
 +
 +<list studies here from Neurosynth database>​