Ventral posterior nucleus

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Ventral posterior nucleus
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Thalamic nuclei
Details
Part of Thalamus
Identifiers
Latin Nucleus ventralis posterior thalami
NeuroNames hier-326
NeuroLex ID Ventral posterior nucleus
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The ventral posterior nucleus is the somato-sensory relay nucleus in thalamus of the brain.

Input and output[edit]

The ventral posterior nucleus receives neuronal input from the medial lemniscus, spinothalamic tracts, and trigeminothalamic tract. It projects to the somatosensory cortex and the ascending reticuloactivation system.

Subdivisions[edit]

The ventral posterior nucleus is divided into:

Function[edit]

Functions in touch, body position, pain, temperature, itch, taste, and arousal. Modulates tremor in certain pathology.

Additional images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deiber, MP (1993). "Thalamic stimulation and suppression of parkinsonian tremor". Brain. 116 (1): 267–79. doi:10.1093/brain/116.1.267.