Intralaminar nuclei of thalamus

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Intralaminar nuclei of thalamus
Thalamic nuclei
Latin nuclei intralaminares thalami
MeSH intralaminar+thalamic+nuclei
NeuroNames hier-300
NeuroLex ID Intralaminar nuclear group
TA A14.1.08.615
FMA 62021
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The intralaminar nuclei are collections of neurons in the thalamus that are generally divided in two groups as follows:[1]

  • anterior (rostral) group
    • central medial nucleus
    • paracentral nucleus
    • central lateral nucleus
  • posterior (caudal) intralaminar group

Some sources also include a "central dorsal" nucleus.

Degeneration of this area can be associated with progressive supranuclear palsy and Parkinson's disease.[2]

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  1. ^ Mancall, E., Brock, D. & Gray, H. (2011). Gray's clinical neuroanatomy the anatomic basis for clinical neuroscience. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Saunders.
  2. ^ Henderson JM, Carpenter K, Cartwright H, Halliday GM (July 2000). "Loss of thalamic intralaminar nuclei in progressive supranuclear palsy and Parkinson's disease: clinical and therapeutic implications". Brain. 123 (7): 1410–21. PMID 10869053. doi:10.1093/brain/123.7.1410. 

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