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Brain: Template:Ventral posterior nucleus
ThalamicNuclei.png
Thalamic nuclei:
MNG = Midline nuclear group
AN = Anterior nuclear group
MD = Medial dorsal nucleus
VNG = Ventral nuclear group
VA = Ventral anterior nucleus
VL = Ventral lateral nucleus
VPL = Ventral posterolateral nucleus
VPM = Ventral posteromedial nucleus
LNG = Lateral nuclear group
PUL = Pulvinar
MTh = Metathalamus
LG = Lateral geniculate nucleus
MG = Medial geniculate nucleus
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MeSH [1]

The ventral posterior nucleus is the somato-sensory relay nucleus in thalamus of the brain.

Input and output[]

It receives neuronal input from the medial lemniscus and trigeminothalamic tract. Outputs to the somatosensory cortex and the ascending reticuloactivation system.

Function[]

Functions in touch, body position, pain, temperature, itch, taste, and arousal.

Additional images[]

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f1/Territoriostalamo.jpg/120px-Territoriostalamo.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ab/Constudthal.gif

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f1/Territoriostalamo.jpg

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