dorsal nucleus of thalamus

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dorsal nu·cle·us of thal·a·mus

one of the major subdivisions of the thalamus; the composite dorsal nucleus includes the nucleus lateralis anterior or dorsalis, nucleus lateralis intermedius, nucleus lateralis posterior, and pulvinar; together, these cell groups form most of the free dorsal surface of the posterior half of the thalamus and project to a very large region of parietal, occipitoparietal, and temporal cortex; its afferent connections are largely obscure, but the nucleus lateralis posterior and the pulvinar receive a projection from the superior colliculus.
Synonym(s): nucleus dorsales thalami [TA]
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dor·sal nu·cle·us of thal·a·mus

(dōr'săl nū'klē-ŭs thal'ă-mŭs)
One of the major subdivisions of the thalamus; the composite dorsal nucleus includes the nucleus lateralis anterior or dorsalis, nucleus lateralis intermedius, nucleus lateralis posterior, and pulvinar; together, these cell groups form most of the free dorsal surface of the posterior half of the thalamus and project to a very large region of parietal, occipitoparietal, and temporal cortex; its afferent connections are largely obscure, but the nucleus lateralis posterior and the pulvinar receive a projection from the superior colliculus.
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