Acronym: Pul
The term pulvinar refers to a predominantly gray matter subdivision of the lateral nuclear group of the thalamus. In the primate it is a topologically prominent component of the thalamus that is itself subdivided into four nuclei based on histology: the anterior pulvinar nucleus, lateral pulvinar nucleus, medial pulvinar nucleus and inferior pulvinar nucleus ( Nomina-1983 ). In the rodent the pulvinar is not distinguishable as a structure distinct from the lateral posterior nucleus ( Swanson-2004 ).

Also known as: pulvinar nucleus, pulvinar thalamus, Nucleus pulvinaris, Nucleus pulvinaris thalami, Pulvinar thalamiNeuroNames ID : 328

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