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Ventral posteromedial nucleus

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Ventral posteromedial nucleus

Ventral posteromedial nucleus
Thalamic nuclei
Latin nucleus ventralis posteromedialis thalami
NeuroNames hier-330
NeuroLex ID Ventral posteromedial nucleus
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The ventral posteromedial nucleus (VPM) is a nucleus of the thalamus.

Inputs and outputs

It conveys facial sensory information of the trigeminothalamic tract, from the solitary tract and the trigeminal nerve and projects to the postcentral gyrus.
It also receives primary taste afferent information from the solitary tract and projects to the cortical gustatory area.

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