Trisha Shetty

Ventral anterior nucleus

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NeuroNames  hier-317
TA  A14.1.08.652
Dorlands /Elsevier  n_11/12583946
FMA  62184
Ventral anterior nucleus
Latin  nucleus ventralis anterior thalami
NeuroLex ID  Ventral anterior nucleus

The ventral anterior nucleus (VA) is a nucleus of the thalamus. It acts with the anterior part of the ventral lateral nucleus to modify signals from the basal ganglia.

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Inputs and outputs

The ventral anterior nucleus receives neuronal inputs from the basal ganglia. Its main afferent fibres are from the globus pallidus. The efferent fibres from this nucleus pass into the premotor cortex for initiation and planning of movement.

Functions

It helps to function in movement by providing feedback for the outputs of the basal ganglia.

References

Ventral anterior nucleus Wikipedia


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