Luys body

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Related to Luys body: subthalamic nucleus

sub·tha·lam·ic nu·cle·us

a circumscript nucleus, shaped like a biconvex lens, located in the ventral part of the subthalamus on the dorsal surface of the peduncular part of the internal capsule immediately rostral to the substantia nigra. The nucleus receives a massive topographic projection from the lateral segment of the globus pallidus and a somatopically organized projection from the ipsilateral motor cortex; a smaller bundle of afferents from the centromedian nucleus of the thalamus terminates in the rostral part of the nucleus The subthalamic nucleus projects to both pallidal segments, to the pars reticulata of the substantia nigra, and in a small way to the ipsilateral pedunculopontine nucleus.
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Luys body

[Jules-Bernard Luys, Fr. physician, 1828–1898]
A small mass of gray matter lying on the dorsal surface of the peduncle dorsolateral to the substantia nigra of the brain. Luys' nucleus is located in the posterior portion of the thalamus.
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Jules B., French physician, 1828-1897.
centre médian de Luys - Synonym(s): centromedian nucleus
corpus luysi - Synonym(s): subthalamic nucleus
Luys body - Synonym(s): subthalamic nucleus
Luys body syndrome
nucleus of Luys - Synonym(s): subthalamic nucleus
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