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Thalamic Nuclei 01

Topic: Anatomy

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A 31 year-old eggplant grower suffers a lacunar infact in the thalamus.


The only observable effect of the stroke is a deficit in cortical arousal. Of the following choices, which nucleus of the thalamus is the most likely location of the stroke?

 
        A) Ventral lateral nucleus
 
        B) Reticular nucleus
 
        C) Medial geniculate nucleus
 
        D) Ventral anterior nucleus
 
        E) Medial dorsal nucleus
 

 


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A) ventral lateral nucleus

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Cortical arousal is associated with the reticular nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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B) reticular nucleus

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The reticular nucleus of the thalamus is associated with cortical arousal  (See References)

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C) medial geniculate nucleus

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Cortical arousal is associated with the reticular nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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D) ventral anterior nucleus

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Cortical arousal is associated with the reticular nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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E) medial dorsal nucleus

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Cortical arousal is associated with the reticular 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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Thalamic Nuclei 01
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