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Dillon MCQ 30

Topic: Anatomy

Created on Saturday, November 26 2022 by dillon

Last modified on Saturday, November 26 2022.

Which structure of the thalamus is this?

 
        A) Anterior nucleus
 
        B) MGN
 
        C) Pulvinar
 
        D) LGN
 

 


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A) Anterior nucleus

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The anterior nucleus is small bump on the superior, anterior aspect of the thalamus  (See References)

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B) MGN

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The MGN would be a small bump of the posterior surface of the thalamus medial to the LGN  (See References)

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C) Pulvinar

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The pulvinar can be thought of as the "butt" of the thalamus and can be seen in posterior view  (See References)

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D) LGN

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The LGN would be found on the posterior aspect of the thalamus   (See References)

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References:

1. Vanderah, Todd W., and John Nolte. “Ch. 16 The Thalamus and Internal Capsule: Getting to and From the Cerebral Cortex” Nolte's Essentials of the Human Brain, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2019.
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Dillon MCQ 30
Question ID: 112622066
Question written by dillon. (C) FrontalCortex.com 2006-2009, all rights reserved. Created: 11/26/2022
Modified: 11/26/2022
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