The expanded posterior extremity of the thalamus that forms a cushionlike prominence overlying the geniculate bodies. This structure, called nuclei pulvinares [TA] (p. nuclei [TA]), is a composite cell group made up of anterior, inferior, lateral, and medial nuclei. [L. a couch made from cushions, fr. pulvinus, cushion]

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pul·vi·nar .pəl-'vī-nər n a rounded prominence on the back of the thalamus

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the expanded posterior end of the thalamus.

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pul·vi·nar (pəl-viґnər) [L. “a cushioned seat”] the prominent, cushion-like mass of nuclei that forms the posterior extremity of the thalamus, which overhangs the medial and lateral geniculate bodies and is separated inferiorly from the medial geniculate body by the brachium of the superior colliculus; it receives fibers from other thalamic nuclei and gives off widespread cortical projections. In official terminology, called pulvinar thalami.

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  • PULVINAR — idem aliquando cum Templo. Romani en im in honorem Deorum in Templis pulvinaria sternere soliti, passim leguntur apud Auctores. Sic Epulum, quod Iovi aliisque Diis apparabatur, Lectisternium dictum reperimus, quod, placandae nonnumquam alicuius… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • pulvinar — ● pulvinar nom masculin (latin pulvinar) Coussin sur lequel s appuyait la statue d un dieu lors d un lectisterne. La loge impériale, dans le cirque. pulvinar [pylvinaʀ] n. m. ÉTYM. Mil. XIXe (in P. Larousse, 1875); mot latin. ❖ ♦ Didactique …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pulvinar — (von lateinisch pulvinus „Polster“) bezeichnet: ein Polster beim Lectisternium in der römisch katholischen Liturgie das früher an Stelle des Messpultes als Unterlage für das Messbuch benutzte Kissen ein Zellkomplex, siehe Pulvinar (ZNS) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pulvinar — núcleo posterior del tálamo óptimo [A14.1.08.104] imagen anatómica [véase http://www.iqb.es/diccio/p/pu.htm#pulvinar] Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010 …   Diccionario médico

  • Pulvinar — Pul*vi nar, n. [L., a cushion.] (Anat.) A prominence on the posterior part of the thalamus of the human brain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pulvīnar — (lat.), 1) Polster; 2) mit Polstern belegte Lagerstätte bei religiösen Festen, s. u. Lectisternium; 3) (Med.), Kräuterkissen; 4) (Bauk.), Polster an der Ionischen Schnecke …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Pulvīnar — (lat.), das bei den Lektisternien angewandte Polster für die Götterbilder (s. Lectisternium); in der Medizin soviel wie Kräuterkissen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pulvinar — Pulvīnar (lat.), im alten Rom das Götterpolster; dann Sitz der Kaiser und Kaiserinnen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • pulvinar — s. m. 1. Travesseiro; almofada; coxim. 2. Palanque imperial nos circos romanos …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Pulvinar — Infobox Brain Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Hind and mid brains; postero lateral view. (Pulvinar visible near top.) Caption2 = Thalamic nuclei: MNG = Midline nuclear group AN = Anterior nuclear group MD = Medial… …   Wikipedia

  • pulvinar — pul·vì·nar, pùl·vi·nar s.m.inv., lat. TS anat. porzione mediale dell estremità posteriore del talamo ottico {{line}} {{/line}} ETIMO: lat. scient. pulvīnar, da pulvinar cuscino , v. anche pulvinare …   Dizionario italiano

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