- - c. ambiens [TA] SYN: ambient cistern.- c. caryothecae the space between the internal and external membranes of the nuclear envelope; may be continuous in places with cisterns of the endoplasmic reticulum. SYN: cistern of nuclear envelope, perinuclear space.- c. cerebellomedullaris posterior [TA] SYN: posterior cerebellomedullary cistern. See cerebellomedullary cistern.- c. chiasmatica [TA]- c. chiasmatis [TA] SYN: chiasmatic cistern.- c. chyli [TA] a dilated sac at the lower end of the thoracic duct into which the intestinal trunk and two lumbar lymphatic trunks open; it occurs inconsistently and when present is located posterior to the aorta on the anterior aspect of the bodies of the first and second lumbar vertebrae. SYN: chyle cistern, ampulla chyli, chylocyst, Pecquet cistern, Pecquet reservoir, receptaculum chyli, receptaculum pecqueti.- c. cruralis SYN: interpeduncular cistern.- c. interpeduncularis [TA] SYN: interpeduncular cistern.- c. laminae terminalis [TA] SYN: cistern of lamina terminalis.- c. lumbalis [TA] SYN: LUMBAR CISTERN51.- c. pericallosa [TA] SYN: pericallosal cistern.- c. perilymphatica SYN: perilymphatic space.- c. pontis SYN: pontocerebellar cistern.- c. pontocerebellaris [TA] SYN: pontocerebellar cistern.- cisternae subarachnoideae [TA] SYN: subarachnoid cisterns, under cistern.- subsurface c. a cistern of the endoplasmic reticulum that lies close to the plasma membrane; such cisternae occur especially in the cell bodies of neurons.- terminal cisternae pairs of transversely oriented tubules of the sarcoplasmic reticulum occurring at regular intervals in skeletal muscle fibers; together with an intermediate T tubule they make up a triad.- c. venae magnae cerebri quadrigeminal cistern.
* * *a) CISTERNA MAGNAb) CISTERNA CHYLIc) one of the interconnected flattened vesicles or tubules comprising the endoplasmic reticulum
* * *n. (pl. cisternae)1. one of the enlarged spaces beneath the arachnoid that act as reservoirs for cerebrospinal fluid. The largest (cisterna magna) lies beneath the cerebellum and behind the medulla oblongata.2. a dilatation at the lower end of the thoracic duct, into which the great lymph ducts of the lower limbs drain.
* * *cis·ter·na (sis-turґnə) gen. and pl. cisterґnae [L.] 1. [TA] cistern: a closed space serving as a reservoir for lymph or other body fluid, especially one of the enlarged subarachnoid spaces containing cerebrospinal fluid. 2. an ultrastructural, membrane-lined space occurring in the endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi complex.
Medical dictionary. 2011.