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Thalamic Nuclei 01

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Thursday, September 14 2006 by

Last modified on Tuesday, February 20 2007.

There are several nuclei in the thalamus, associated with different functions.


A deficit in somatic sensation from the face is most likely to result from a lesion to which of the following nuclei?

 
        A) Ventral posteromedial nucleus
 
        B) Intralaminar nuclei
 
        C) Medial dorsal nucleus
 
        D) Ventral lateral nucleus
 
        E) Lateral geniculate nucleus
 

 


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A) ventral posteromedial nucleus

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The ventral posteromedial nucleus of the thalamus is associated with somatic sensation from the face  (See References)

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B) intralaminar nuclei

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Somatic sensation from the face is associated with the ventral posteromedial nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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C) medial dorsal nucleus

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Somatic sensation from the face is associated with the ventral posteromedial nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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D) ventral lateral nucleus

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Somatic sensation from the face is associated with the ventral posteromedial nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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E) lateral geniculate nucleus

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Somatic sensation from the face is associated with the ventral posteromedial nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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References:

1. Nolte, J. (1993). The Human Brain: An Introduction to Its Functional Anatomy. Mosby, St. Louis.
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