Glossary of "Life (9th ed.)" by Sadava et al. (2011)
- A central region of the vertebrate brainstem that includes complex fiber tracts conveying neural signals between the forebrain and the spinal cord, with collateral fibers to a variety of nuclei that are involved in autonomic functions, including arousal from sleep.
- Sadava, D., Hillis, D. M., Heller, H. C. & Berenbaum, M. R. 2011. Life: The Science of Biology, 9th ed. -xliv + 1266 pp. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland.