Raphe inhibition of sympathetic preganglionic neurons

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Science  12 Jan 1979:
Vol. 203, Issue 4376, pp. 184-186
DOI: 10.1126/science.758687


Anatomical and electrophysiological studies suggest that the medullary raphe gives rise to a monosynaptic, inhibitory projection on sympathetic preganglionic neurons. Physiological and behavioral data indicate that this sympathoinhibitory pathway participates in the central control of cardiovascular function.