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Nucleus Ambiguus (NA) – an evolutionarily recent brainstem nucleus found in mammals that is central to the Calming Response component of the parasympathetic nervous system. Named thus because its anatomical borders are not easy to see. Sends and receives signals through the mammalian (ventral, myelinated) branch of the vagus nerve.

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