Lateral geniculate body

The lateral geniculate body, also known as the lateral geniculate nucleus, is one of the thalamic nuclei. It acts as the principal relay nucleus for the visual system and, as such, it is conveniently located at the termination of the optic tract.

Together with the medial geniculate body, it forms the metathalamus.​

Anatomy: Brain

Anatomy: Brain

Article information

rID: 59635
Section: Anatomy
Tag: stub, stub
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Lateral geniculate complex
  • Lateral geniculate nucleus
  • Corpus geniculatum externum

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: colliculi connections (Gray's illustration)
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