The medial dorsal nucleus (or dorsomedial nucleus of thalamus) is a large nucleus in the thalamus. It receives inputs from the Pre-Frontal Cortex and the Limbic System and in turn relays them to the Pre-Frontal Association Cortex. As a result, it plays a crucial role in attention, planning, organization, abstract thinking, multi-tasking and active memory. The connections of the medial dorsal nucleus have even been used to delineate the prefrontal cortex of the Göttingen minipig brain. By stereology the number of brain cells in the region has been estimated to around 6.43 million neurons in the adult human brain and 36.3 million glial cells, and with the newborn having quite different numbers: around 11.2 million neurons and 10.6 million glial cells. Lesions of the medial dorsal nucleus have been associated with Wernicke's encephalopathy [WP,unvetted]. [ ]

Synonyms: dorsal medial nucleus of thalamus dorsomedial nucleus of thalamus medial dorsal nucleus of thalamus mediodorsal nucleus of thalamus nucleus dorsomedialis thalami medial nuclear group of thalamus medial dorsal thalamic nucleus mediodorsal thalamic nucleus

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Term information



latin term
nuclei mediales (thalami) [ NeuroNames:312 ]

latin term
nucleus medialis dorsalis (Hassler) [ NeuroNames:312 ]

latin term
nucleus medialis dorsalis thalami [ NeuroNames:312 ]

latin term
nucleus thalamicus mediodorsalis [ NeuroNames:312 ]


Editor node: consider generic medial nuclear group and adding medioventral as sibling of this

depicted by

has broad synonym

mediodorsal nucleus
nucleus medialis dorsalis
medial thalamic nucleus
medial nuclear group
medial thalamic nuclei
dorsomedial nucleus
dorsomedial nuclear group
medial dorsal nucleus

has related synonym

medial thalamic nuclear group
nucleus medialis dorsalis (Hassler)
dorsal thalamus medial division
nucleus thalamicus mediodorsalis
nucleus medialis dorsalis thalami
mediodorsal nucleus of the thalamus
nucleus mediodorsalis thalami
nuclei mediales (thalami)
medial group of the dorsal thalamus