subthalamic nucleus


A circumscript nucleus that is located in the ventral part of the subthalamus, receives a massive projection from the lateral segment of the globus pallidus, and projects to both pallidal segments and to the mesencephalic tegmentum.

Nearby words

  1. subterrane,
  2. subterranean,
  3. subterrene,
  4. subterrestrial,
  5. subtext,
  6. subthalamus,
  7. subtherapeutic,
  8. subthreshold,
  9. subthreshold stimulus,
  10. subtile

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