Ventral anterior nucleus

The ventral anterior nucleus (VA) is a nucleus of the thalamus. It acts with the anterior part of the ventral lateral nucleus to modify signals from the basal ganglia.[1]

Ventral anterior nucleus
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Thalamic nuclei
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Identifiers
Latinnucleus ventralis anterior thalami
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NeuroLex IDbirnlex_1232
TAA14.1.08.652
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Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

Inputs and outputsEdit

The ventral anterior nucleus receives neuronal inputs from the basal ganglia. Its main afferent fibres are from the globus pallidus. The efferent fibres from this nucleus pass into the premotor cortex for initiation and planning of movement.[2]

FunctionsEdit

It helps to function in movement by providing feedback for the outputs of the basal ganglia.[3]

Additional imagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FITZGERALD, M J Turlough (2012). Clinical Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier. pp. 284–285. ISBN 978-0-7020-3738-2.
  2. ^ FITZGERALD, M J Turlough (2012). Clinical Neuroanatomy and Neuroscience. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier. pp. 284–285. ISBN 978-0-7020-3738-2.
  3. ^ SWENSON, Rand. "Chapter 10 - Thalamic Organization". Review of clinical and functional neuroscience. Dartmouth Medical School. Retrieved 9 May 2012.