arcuate nucleus of thalamus
ar·cu·ate nu·cle·us of thal·a·mus
the small region of the ventral posteromedial nucleus of thalamus in which the fibers of the gustatory lemniscus and secondary trigeminal tracts terminate; it projects to the lower part of the postcentral gyrus of the cerebral cortex.
Synonym(s): arcuate nucleus (1) [TA], nucleus arcuatus thalami, semilunar nucleus of Flechsig, thalamic gustatory nucleus
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Flechsig,Paul E., German neurologist, 1847-1929.
Flechsig areas - three divisions (anterior, lateral, posterior) of each lateral half of the medulla as seen on transverse section, marked off by the root fibers of the hypoglossal and vagus nerves.
Flechsig fasciculi - fasciculus anterior proprius and fasciculus lateralis proprius. Synonym(s): Flechsig ground bundles
Flechsig ground bundles - Synonym(s): Flechsig fasciculi
Flechsig tract - a compact bundle of heavily myelinated, thick fibers at the periphery of the dorsal half of the lateral funiculus of the spinal cord. Synonym(s): posterior spinocerebellar tract
oval area of Flechsig
semilunar nucleus of Flechsig - the small ventral region of the ventral posteromedial nucleus of thalamus in which the fibers of the gustatory lemniscus and secondary trigeminal tracts terminate. Synonym(s): arcuate nucleus of thalamus
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