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medial geniculate nuclei


Definition: nerve cells that collectively form a surface elevation, the medial geniculate body; they comprise a ventral principal nucleus [TA], a dorsal nucleus [TA], and a small medial magnocellular nucleus; the cells play a role in the relay of auditory input to the auditory cortex.

Synonym(s): nuclei corporis geniculati medialisTA, nucleus of medial geniculate body

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