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Table 1 Loss of cholinergic neurons from the basal forebrain as a percentage of control tissue cell counts.

From: The pedunculopontine tegmental nucleus and the nucleus basalis magnocellularis: Do both have a role in sustained attention?

Rat No. MS/VDB HDB/MCPO SIB NbM/SI
205 25.35 49.40 73.06 67.29
207 47.69 87.01 69.43 88.92
215 17.12 36.95 26.42 69.44
216 32.01 70.81 54.92 80.65
217 17.18 62.76 39.90 70.46
228 29.31 67.61 32.64 72.44
Mean % loss 32.83 73.83 54.83 86.67
  1. Neurons were identified by ChAT immunohistochemistry. Abbreviations: MS/VDB medial septum/vertical limb of the diagonal band; HDB/MCPO horizontal limb of the diagonal band/magnocellular preoptic area; SIB substantia innominata basal part; NbM/SI nucleus basalis magnocellularis/substantia innominata.