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raphe

[′rā·fē]
(anatomy)
A broad seamlike junction between two lateral halves of an organ or other body part.
(botany)
The part of the funiculus attached along its full length to the integument of an anatropous ovule, between the chalaza and the attachment to the placenta.
The longitudinal median line or slit on a diatom valve.
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The response of striatal cells upon stimulation of the dorsal and median raphe nuclei.
Serotonin-related enhancement of recovery of hind limb motor functions in spinal rats after grafting of embryonic raphe nuclei.
Serotonergic neurons from the dorsal and medial raphe nuclei project to hypothalamus, activating the hypothalamo-pituitary-adenocortical (HPA) and the hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axes in the rat (Fuller 1996; Jorgensen et al.
A little farther up the brain stem, cell bodies for serotonin are found in the dorsal and median raphe nuclei.
The enkephalins are found mainly in those areas of the brain associated with pain control, including the periventricular area, the periaqueductal gray, the midline raphe nuclei, the substantia gelatinosa of the dorsal horns in the spinal cord, and the intralaminar nuclei of the thalamus.