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thal·a·mus

 (thăl′ə-məs)
n. pl. thal·a·mi (-mī′)
A large ovoid mass of gray matter situated in the posterior part of the forebrain that relays sensory impulses to the cerebral cortex.

[Latin, inner chamber, from Greek thalamos.]

tha·lam′ic (thə-lăm′ĭk) adj.
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thalamus

(ˈθæləməs)
n, pl -mi (-ˌmaɪ)
1. (Anatomy) either of the two contiguous egg-shaped masses of grey matter at the base of the brain
2. (Anatomy) both of these masses considered as a functional unit
3. (Botany) the receptacle or torus of a flower
[C18: from Latin, Greek thalamos inner room; probably related to Greek tholos vault]
thalamic adj
thaˈlamically adv
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thal•a•mus

(ˈθæl ə məs)

n., pl. -mi (-ˌmaɪ)
1. the middle part of the diencephalon of the brain, serving to transmit and integrate sensory impulses.
2. Bot. a receptacle or torus.
[1695–1705; < New Latin; Latin: bedroom < Greek thálamos]
tha•lam•ic (θəˈlæm ɪk) adj.
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thal·a·mus

(thăl′ə-məs)
The part of the brain in vertebrate animals that lies at the rear of the forebrain. It relays sensory information to the cerebral cortex and regulates the perception of touch, pain, and temperature.
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thalamus

A brain structure above the hypothalamus. It sends sensory impulses to the cerebral cortex, links sensations with emotions, and affects consciousness.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thalamus - large egg-shaped structures of grey matter that form the dorsal subdivision of the diencephalonthalamus - large egg-shaped structures of grey matter that form the dorsal subdivision of the diencephalon
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
geniculate body - one of four small oval masses that protrude slightly from the underside of the thalamus and function as synaptic centers on the way to the cerebral cortex
betweenbrain, diencephalon, interbrain, thalmencephalon - the posterior division of the forebrain; connects the cerebral hemispheres with the mesencephalon
subthalamus - the ventral part of the thalamus
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Translations
talamus

thalamus

[ˈθæləməs] Ntálamo m
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thal·a·mus

n. tálamo, una de las dos estructuras formadas por masas de materia gris que se encuentran en la base del cerebro y que constituyen el centro principal por donde los impulsos sensoriales pasan a la corteza cerebral.
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thalamus

n tálamo
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While evidence exists of pain receptors appearing as early as five weeks after conception and the child responding to touch as early as week six, even those who hold out for the development of the whole fetal sensory system--pain receptors, nerve tracts, spinal cord, thalamus, cortex--had to grant that all these were in place by the child's twentieth week of life.
The AOP is an uncommon anatomic variant in the blood supply to the thalamus. (1) There are four principle regions of the thalamus: anterior (tuberothalamic), inferolateral, para-median, and posterior choroidal.
DBS therapy for epilepsy delivers controlled electrical pulses to a target in the brain called the anterior nucleus of the thalamus, or ANT, which is part of a network involved in seizures.
Thalamus is another key player for the information flow: it receives projections from the subcortical nuclei and projects onto the cerebral cortex (21).
Of the various disease entities affecting the deep gray matter region, the basal ganglia and thalamus are of special interest.
Imaging confirmed bilateral thalamic infarcts from the occlusion of Artery of Percheron, a rare anatomic variant which is a single arterial trunk supplying the thalamus and midbrain bilaterally.
There were no abnormal lesions in the thalamus bilaterally, the basal ganglia, or the cerebellum.
Computed tomography (CT) of the head without contrast showed hypodensity of the left thalamus (Figure 1).
The findings, showed that the learning process leads to a re-organisation that extends to deep brain structures in the thalamus and the brain-stem.
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The Thalamus is the main and central place in the brain; it acts like the Sun and determines the integral characteristics of all expressions.