Definition of thalamic in US English:

thalamic

adjective

Anatomy
  • See thalamus

    • ‘An extensive accumulation of axons connecting various thalamic nuclei to practically all cortical areas is seen in fan-like array and this, in three dimensions, reflects the profusion of the thalamic radiations.’
    • ‘During sustained hypoxia, increased thalamic gating may decrease respiratory sensory projections to higher centers.’
    • ‘The authors conclude that thalamotomy and thalamic stimulation are effective treatments for patients with severe tremors.’
    • ‘When we are asleep, thalamic neurons prevent penetration of sensory information upward to the cortex.’
    • ‘Computed tomography of the brain demonstrated an area of low attenuation in the left thalamic region.’

Pronunciation

thalamic

/THəˈlamik/