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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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We wish to point out that because of the close anatomical proximity of the LGN and MGN in the metathalamus and overlapping thalamic projections, the clustering method is not likely to separate these small structures completely.
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Medical evaluations at the National Prion Clinic included an electroencephalogram (EEG), which revealed a normal alpharhythm, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies, which revealed signal abnormalities in the pulvinar and metathalamus region that were suggestive of vCJD.