pulvinar

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pulvinar

(pʌlˈviːnə)
n
1. (Anatomy) anatomy a cushion-like part of the thalamus
2. (Anatomy) anatomy obsolete a layer of fat found in the hip joint
3. (Medicine) obsolete a small, sometimes medicated, cushion
4. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Rome) the imperial seat in an arena
adj
botany relating to a pulvinus
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Such thalamic rearrangements might result in a subtle shift in the border between thalamic nuclei projecting to auditory and visual areas, whereby projections from the MGN invade the LGN or the pulvinar nucleus, thereby rerouting auditory information to the visual cortex.
Thalamic connections of the insula in the rhesus monkey and comments on the paralimbic connectivity of the medial pulvinar nucleus. J Comp Neurol 1984;227:109-20.
Brown et al., "Iron content of the pulvinar nucleus of the thalamus is increased in adolescent multiple sclerosis," Multiple Sclerosis, vol.