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Term: locus coeruleus noradrenergic neuron
Note: This page represents a term created by the combination ("post-composition") of two ontology terms. For more information on the individual terms, click the hyperlinked name.
Name: locus coeruleus
Synonyms: loci coeruleus
Definition: The locus coeruleus is a widely projecting isthmal noradrenergic nucleus. It consists of between three and ten neurons, most of which have multiple, bilaterally projecting axons.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000539]
Name: noradrenergic neuron
Synonyms:
Definition: A neuron that releases norephinephrine (noradrenaline) as a neurotransmitter.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0005873]