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Ventral posterolateral nucleus

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Brain: Ventral posterolateral nucleus
Thalamic nuclei:
MNG = Midline nuclear group
AN = Anterior nuclear group
MD = Medial dorsal nucleus
VNG = Ventral nuclear group
VA = Ventral anterior nucleus
VL = Ventral lateral nucleus
VPL = Ventral posterolateral nucleus
VPM = Ventral posteromedial nucleus
LNG = Lateral nuclear group
PUL = Pulvinar
MTh = Metathalamus
LG = Lateral geniculate nucleus
MG = Medial geniculate nucleus
Latin nucleus ventralis posterolateralis thalami
Gray's subject #
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BrainInfo/UW hier-327
MeSH [1]

The ventral posterolateral nucleus (VPL) is a nucleus of the thalamus.

Input and output

It projects to the postcentral gyrus and receives information from the spinothalamic tract and the medial lemniscus of the posterior column-medial lemniscus pathway.

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