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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subthalamusnoun

    the ventral part of the thalamus


  1. subthalamusnoun

    Part of the diencephalon beneath the thalamus


  1. Subthalamus

    The subthalamus or prethalamus is a part of the diencephalon. Its most prominent structure is the subthalamic nucleus. The subthalamus connects to the globus pallidus, a basal nucleus of the telencephalon.


  1. subthalamus

    The subthalamus is a part of the diencephalon region in the brain, a small area situated below the thalamus. It plays a significant role in motor control, being critically involved in the indirect pathway of the basal ganglia circuit. The subthalamus connects with various parts of the nervous system and regulates the activities of the muscles. Damage to this area can contribute to movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease.


  1. Subthalamus

    The subthalamus or Prethalamusis a part of the diencephalon. Its major part is the subthalamic nucleus. Functionally, it also encompasses the globus pallidus, which is topographically part of the telencephalon.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Subthalamus

    A transition zone in the anterior part of the diencephalon interposed between the thalamus, hypothalamus, and tegmentum of the mesencephalon. Components of the subthalamus include the SUBTHALAMIC NUCLEUS, zona incerta, nucleus of field H, and the nucleus of ansa lenticularis. The latter contains the ENTOPEDUNCULAR NUCLEUS.

Editors Contribution

  1. subthalamus

    An element of the brain.

    The subthalamus has a role with the secretion of specific hormones.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 6, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subthalamus in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subthalamus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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