Ventral posterior nucleus

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

Ventral posterior nucleus
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Thalamic nuclei
Details
Part ofThalamus
Identifiers
LatinNucleus ventralis posterior thalami
NeuroNames343
NeuroLex IDbirnlex_1116
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

Input and outputEdit

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.

SubdivisionsEdit

The ventral posterior nucleus is divided into:

FunctionEdit

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

Additional imagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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