nucleus reticularis thalami -->
reticular nucleus of thalamus
medical dictionary

A sheet of fairly large neurones covering the lateral, ventral, and rostral surfaces of the thalamus; its reticular appearance is caused by the numerous fascicles of the thalamic peduncles which traverse the nucleus The nucleus receives numerous fibres from the cerebral cortex but it has no cortical projection.

Synonyms: nucleus reticularis thalami.

(05 Mar 2000)