Blood supply of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in rat

Z. Danics, S. Horváth, M. Palkovits

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The topographical distribution of the blood vessels in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (NIST) has been mapped in rats. Arteries and veins were visualized in red and blue by using a double-ink perfusion technique. Arteries supplying the NIST arise from the anterior cerebral artery directly or through the anterior communicating and interhemispheric arteries. Only a few, dorsal branches derive from the medial cerebral artery through thalamostriatal arteries. According to their terminal branches, NIST arteries can be divided into five groups: medial, ventral, lateral, septal and dorsal, which have only a relatively small overlap in their territories. About 90% of veins from the NIST drain into the major basal veins. Medial branches run into the perioptic and interhemispheric veins, while the ventral branches and the large lateral vein drain directly into the anterior cerebral vein. A small proportion of NIST veins run dorsalward into the vena cerebri magna via thalamostriatal veins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-451
Number of pages7
JournalCell And Tissue Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 1985



  • Arteries
  • Bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (NIST)
  • Blood supply
  • Double-ink perfusion
  • Rat
  • Veins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology
  • Cell Biology

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