Medical Definition of Nucleus of Luys

1. A circumscript nucleus, shaped like a biconvex lens, located in the ventral part of the subthalamus on the dorsal surface of the peduncular part of the internal capsule immediately rostral to the substantia nigra. The nucleus receives a massive topographic projection from the lateral segment of the globus pallidus, and a somatopically organised projection from the ipsilateral motor cortex; a smaller bundle of afferents from the centromedian nucleus of the thalamus terminate in the rostral part of the nucleus The subthalamic nucleus projects to both pallidal segments, to the pars reticulata of the substantia nigra, and in a small way to the ipsilateral pedunculopontine nucleus. Synonym: nucleus subthalamicus, corpus luysi, Luys' body, nucleus of Luys. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nucleus Of Luys

nucleus lemnisci lateralis
nucleus lentiformis
nucleus lentis
nucleus masticatorius
nucleus medialis centralis thalami
nucleus medialis thalami
nucleus motorius nervi trigemini
nucleus nervi abducentis
nucleus nervi facialis
nucleus nervi hypoglossi
nucleus nervi oculomotorii
nucleus nervi trochlearis
nucleus niger
nucleus of Darkschewitsch
nucleus of Goll
nucleus of Luys (current term)
nucleus of cuneate fasciculus
nucleus of hypoglossal nerve
nucleus of inferior colliculus
nucleus of lateral geniculate body
nucleus of lateral lemniscus
nucleus of lens
nucleus of medial geniculate body
nucleus of oculomotor nerve
nucleus of solitary tract
nucleus of the mamillary body
nucleus of trochlear nerve
nucleus olivaris
nucleus olivaris accessorius dorsalis
nucleus olivaris accessorius medialis

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