Intralaminar nuclei of thalamus

The intralaminar nuclei are collections of neurons in the thalamus that are generally divided in two groups as follows:[1]

  • anterior (rostral) group
    • central medial nucleus
    • paracentral nucleus
    • central lateral nucleus
  • posterior (caudal) intralaminar group
Intralaminar nuclei of thalamus
Thalamic nuclei
Latinnuclei intralaminares thalami
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Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

Some sources also include a "central dorsal" nucleus.

Degeneration of this area can be associated with progressive supranuclear palsy and Parkinson's disease.[2]

See also


  1. Mancall, E., Brock, D. & Gray, H. (2011). Gray's clinical neuroanatomy the anatomic basis for clinical neuroscience. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Saunders.
  2. Henderson JM, Carpenter K, Cartwright H, Halliday GM (July 2000). "Loss of thalamic intralaminar nuclei in progressive supranuclear palsy and Parkinson's disease: clinical and therapeutic implications". Brain. 123 (7): 1410–21. doi:10.1093/brain/123.7.1410. PMID 10869053.

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