Dual mode of corticothalamic synaptic termination in the mediodorsal nucleus of the rhesus monkey.

@article{Schwartz1991DualMO,
  title={Dual mode of corticothalamic synaptic termination in the mediodorsal nucleus of the rhesus monkey.},
  author={Michael L. Schwartz and Judith J M L Dekker and Patricia S. Goldman-Rakic},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={1991},
  volume={309 3},
  pages={289-304}
}
Electron microscopic autoradiography (EM-ARG) was used to assess the synaptic organization of corticothalamic terminals in the parvicellular division of the mediodorsal thalamic nucleus. Examination of the synaptic organization in unreacted tissue revealed several distinct synaptic types distributed among glomerular and nonglomerular regions of the neuropil. Within glomeruli, three presynaptic terminal classes were found. The majority of profiles (as many as eight to ten per glomerulus) were… CONTINUE READING