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Medial geniculate body

The medial geniculate body, also known as the medial geniculate nucleus, is one of the thalamic nuclei. It acts as the principal relay nucleus for the auditory system between the inferior colliculus and auditory cortex.

Together with the lateral geniculate body, it forms the metathalamus.

Anatomy: Brain

Anatomy: Brain

Article information

rID: 59636
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Medial geniculate complex
  • Corpus geniculatum internum
  • Medial geniculate nucleus

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: colliculi connections (Gray's illustration)
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  • Ascending auditory pathway (annotated MRI)
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