anterior nuclei of thalamus

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an·te·ri·or nu·cle·i of thal·a·mus

[TA]
collective term for three groups of nerve cells that together form the anterior thalamic tubercle: the anteroventral nucleus [TA], a relatively large nucleus; the anteromedial nucleus [TA]; and the anterodorsal nucleus [TA], a small (but large-celled) nucleus. These nuclei receive the mammillothalamic tract from the mammillary body, and additional afferents by way of the fornix; they project collectively to the cortex of the cingulate and parahippocampal gyrus.
Synonym(s): nuclei anteriores thalami [TA]

an·te·ri·or nuclei of thal·a·mus

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr nū'klē-ī thal'ă-mŭs) [TA]
Collective term for three groups of nerve cells that together form the anterior thalamic tubercle; the anteroventral nerve, a relatively large nerve; the anteromedial nerve; and the anterodorsal nerve, a small (but large-celled) nerve. These nuclei receive the mammillothalamic tract from the mammillary body, and additional afferents by way of the fornix; they project collectively to the cortex of the cingulate and parahippocampal gyrus.
Synonym(s): nuclei anteriores thalami [TA] .