interanteromedial nucleus of the thalamus
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The term interanteromedial nucleus of the thalamus refers to one of a set of substructures of the midline thalamus grouped on the basis of connectivity and function ( Swanson-2004 ). It consists of a group of nerve cells that bridge the midline of the thalamus between the anteromedial nucleus of the thalamus of the left and right sides in the rat ( Swanson-1998 ) and the mouse ( Paxinos-2001 ). It is more developed and consistently present in rodents than in the macaque ( Kusama-1970 ) and the human, where 30% of individuals lack an interthalamic adhesion. In those cases the two sides of the thalamus are not joined, thus they have no bridging nuclei ( Crosby-1962 ). It belongs to the polymodal association thalamus in the Functional CNS Model - Rat (see Models Where It Appears below).

Also known as: No other name for this structure has appeared in PubMed.NeuroNames ID : 1830


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