lateral tuberal nucleus
The term lateral tuberal nucleus refers to a group of small cells located ventrolaterally in the lateral hypothalamic area at the level of the intermediate hypothalamic region in the human ( Saper-2012 ), macaque ( Paxinos-2009a ), and rat ( Swanson-2004 ). In the rat it is found lateral to the terete hypothalamic nucleus. Some authors do not regard the lateral tuberal nucleus of the rat equivalent to that of the human ( Saper-2012 ).
     Functionally the lateral tuberal nucleus is considered one of four parts of the tuberal nucleus, which belongs to the lateral motor zone of the hypothalamus as part of the subcortical motor system ( Swanson-2004 ).

Also known as: Nucleus tuberis, Nucleus tuberis lateralisNeuroNames ID : 3437

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