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Thalamic Nuclei 02

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 afferent sources.


Which of the following structures provides input to the ventral posterolateral nucleus of the thalamus?

 
        A) Amygdala, septal area, and olfactory cortex
 
        B) Cerebellum and basal ganglia
 
        C) Medial lemniscus and spinothalamic tract
 
        D) Thalamus
 
        E) Brachium of the inferior colliculus
 

 


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A) amygdala, septal area, and olfactory cortex

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Medial lemniscus and spinothalamic tract provides input to the ventral posterolateral nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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B) cerebellum and basal ganglia

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Medial lemniscus and spinothalamic tract provides input to the ventral posterolateral nucleus of the thalamus  (See References)

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C) medial lemniscus and spinothalamic tract

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The ventral posterolateral nucleus of the thalamus receives input from the medial lemniscus and spinothalamic tract  (See References)

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D) thalamus

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E) brachium of the inferior colliculus

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Medial lemniscus and spinothalamic tract provides input to the ventral posterolateral 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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