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 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.