metathalamus


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metathalamus

 [met″ah-thal´ah-mus]
the part of the diencephalon inferior to the caudal end of the dorsal thalamus, comprising the lateral and medial geniculate bodies.

met·a·thal·a·mus

(met'ă-thal'ă-mŭs), [TA]
The caudoventral part of the thalamus, consisting of the medial and lateral geniculate bodies.
[meta- + G. thalamos, thalamus]

metathalamus

/meta·thal·a·mus/ (-thal´ah-mus) the part of the diencephalon composed of the medial and lateral geniculate bodies; often considered to be part of the thalamus.

metathalamus

[met′əthal′əməs]
Etymology: Gk, meta + thalamos, chamber
one of five parts of the diencephalon, composed of a medial geniculate body and a lateral geniculate body on each side. The medial geniculate body acts as a relay station for nerve impulses between the inferior brachium and the auditory cortex. The lateral geniculate body is a superficial oval bulge at the posterior end of the thalamus, which accommodates the terminal ends of the fibers of the optic tract. Relay cells project to the visual cortex. Compare epithalamus, hypothalamus, subthalamus. metathalamic, adj.

met·a·thal·a·mus

(met'ă-thal'ă-mŭs) [TA]
The most caudal and ventral part of the thalamus, composed of the medial and lateral geniculate bodies.
[meta- + G. thalamos, thalamus]

metathalamus

the part of the diencephalon composed of the medial and lateral geniculate bodies; often considered to be part of the thalamus.
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