inferior pulvinar nucleus
Acronym: IPul
The term inferior pulvinar nucleus refers to one of four subdivisions of the pulvinar defined on the basis of cyto-myeloarchitecture in the human ( Carpenter-1983 ) and the macaque ( Olszewski-1952 ). In the macaque it is very cellular, with most cells of the kind Olszewski found typical of the pulvinar: lightly-stained, medium-sized, multipolar, and plump. In addition he found a second small but distinct and scattered population of larger, darker cells. The inferior pulvinar nucleus is one of four subdivisions of the pulvinar. The others are the medial pulvinar nucleus, the lateral pulvinar nucleus and the anterior pulvinar nucleus. None is found in the rodent ( Swanson-2004 ).

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