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Descriptions of Thalamus

Thalamus: large egg-shaped structures of gray matter that form the dorsal subdivision of the diencephalon
Source: WordNet 2.1

Thalamus : paired bodies containing mostly gray substance and forming part of the lateral wall of the third ventricle of the brain; represents the major portion of the diencephalon.
Source: CRISP

Summary Information: Thalamus

Thalamus: The thalamus is an area of the brain, located near the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. The thalamus plays an important role in sensation by grouping and sensory impulses, except those of smell, before sending them to the appropriate areas of the cerebrum, where they are actually felt. The thalamus may also function to suppress some unpleasant or distracting impulses and is involved in awareness and memory with the cerebrum.

Conditions that can afflict the thalamus include post thalamic syndrome, lesions, tumors, stroke, trauma, birth defects, and infection.

Closely Related Organs: Thalamus

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Thalamus

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Thalamus

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