Ventral posteromedial nucleus
|Brain: Ventral posteromedial nucleus|
MNG = Midline nuclear group
AN = Anterior nuclear group
MD = Medial dorsal nucleus
VNG = Ventral nuclear group
VA = Ventral anterior nucleus
VL = Ventral lateral nucleus
VPL = Ventral posterolateral nucleus
VPM = Ventral posteromedial nucleus
LNG = Lateral nuclear group
PUL = Pulvinar
MTh = Metathalamus
LG = Lateral geniculate nucleus
MG = Medial geniculate nucleus
|Latin||nucleus ventralis posteromedialis thalami|
The ventral posteromedial nucleus (VPM) is a nucleus of the thalamus.
Inputs and outputs
It conveys facial sensory information of the trigeminothalamic tract, from the solitary tract and the trigeminal nerve and projects to the postcentral gyrus.
It also receives primary taste afferent information from the solitary tract and projects to the cortical gustatory area.
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