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Ventroposterior Complex of Thalamus
Nervous System

Ventroposterior Complex of Thalamus

Nuclei ventrales posteriores

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The ventral posterior nucleus of the thalamus is involved in the integration and modulation of sensory information on its way from the body to the somatosensory cortex and ascending reticular activating system.

It receives its input from the spinothalamic, trigeminothalamic, and medial and spinal lemniscus tracts that convey sensory information from the body to the brain.

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The thalamus is a structure at the center of each cerebral hemisphere which is a relay for sensory pathways, and for brain stem, cerebellar, and subcortical pathways to the cortex, as well as a relay between different cortical areas.

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