Medial septal nucleus

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Medial septal nucleus
Latin nucleus septalis medialis
NeuroLex ID Medial septal nucleus
TA A14.1.09.269
FMA FMA:61879
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The medial septal nucleus is one of the septal nuclei. Neurons in this nucleus give rise to the bulk of efferents from the septal nuclei. A major projection from the medial septal nucleus terminates in the hippocampal formation.[1]

It plays a role in the generation of theta waves.[2]


  1. ^ Brodal, A (1981). Neurological Anatomy. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 18 Jun 2011. 
  2. ^ O'Keefe, John; Andersen, Per; Morris, Richard; David Amaral; Tim Bliss (2007). The hippocampus book. Oxford [Oxfordshire]: Oxford University Press. p. 480. ISBN 0-19-510027-1.