medial geniculate body

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me·di·al ge·nic·u·late bod·y

the medial one of a pair of small masses related to auditory function that protrude from the posteroinferior part of the thalamus; commonly considered a part of the metathalamus.

medial geniculate body

one of a pair of areas on the posterior dorsal thalamus that relay auditory impulses from the lateral lemniscus to the auditory cortex.

me·di·al ge·nic·u·late bod·y

(mē'dē-ăl jě-nik'yū-lāt bod'ē)
The medial one of a pair of prominent cell groups in the posteroinferior parts of the thalamus; it functions as the last of a series of processing stations along the auditory conduction pathway to the cerebral cortex, receiving the brachium of the inferior colliculus and giving rise to the auditory radiation to the auditory cortex in the superior temporal gyrus.

medial geniculate body

One of two bodies lying in the posterior part of the dorsal thalamus. Each receives fibers from the acoustic tract of the pons and the inferior colliculus through the brachium.
See also: body