thalamus meaning

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Noun: thalamus (thalami)  thalumus
  1. Large egg-shaped structures of grey matter that form the dorsal subdivision of the diencephalon

Derived forms: thalami

Type of: neural structure

Part of: betweenbrain, diencephalon, interbrain, thalmencephalon

Encyclopedia: Thalamus

Paired bodies containing mostly gray substance and forming part of the lateral wall of the third ventricle of the brain. The thalamus represents the major portion of the diencephalon and is commonly divided into cellular aggregates known as nuclear groups. n pl -mi : the largest subdivision of the diencephalon that consists chiefly of an ovoid mass of nuclei in each lateral wall of the third ventricle and serves to relay impulses and esp. sensory impulses to and from the cerebral cortex


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  1. it is divided into two parts, the lateral and medial thalamus.
  2. the thalamus is the brain's major center for processing sensory information.
  3. it is divided into two parts, the lateral and medial thalamus
  4. ventrolateral nucleus of thalamus
  5. dorsal thalamus thalamus

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