lateral lemniscus

lateral lemniscus
lateral lemniscus n a band of nerve fibers that arises in the cochlear nuclei and terminates in the inferior colliculus and the lateral geniculate body of the opposite side of the brain

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  • Lateral lemniscus — Infobox Brain Name = PAGENAME Latin = lemniscus lateralis GraySubject = 188 GrayPage = 805 Caption = Lateral lemniscus in red, as it connects the cochlear nucleus, superior olivary nucleus and the inferior colliculus. Seen from behind. Caption2 …   Wikipedia

  • lateral lemniscus — noun : a band of nerve fibers passing between the cochlear nuclei and the inferior colliculus and thalamus …   Useful english dictionary

  • lemniscus — A bundle of nerve fibers ascending from sensory relay nuclei to the thalamus. SYN: fillet (1). [L. from G. lemniskos, ribbon or fillet] acoustic l. SYN: lateral l.. auditory l. SYN …   Medical dictionary

  • Lateral vestibular nucleus — Brain: Lateral vestibular nucleus Terminal nuclei of the vestibular nerve, with their upper connections. (Schematic.) 1. Cochlear nerve, with its two nuclei. 2. Accessory nucleus. 3. Tuberculum acusticum. 4. Vestibular nerve. 5. Internal nucleus …   Wikipedia

  • Lateral geniculate nucleus — Brain: Lateral geniculate nucleus Hind and mid brains; postero lateral view. (Lateral geniculate body visible near top.) Latin Corpus geniculatum laterale Part of Thalamus System …   Wikipedia

  • Lemniscus — A lemniscus (Greek for ribbon or band [DorlandsDict|five/000058321|Lemniscus] ) can refer to: * In mathematics, a lemniscate * In anatomy, a part of the brain, such as the medial lemniscus or lateral lemniscusReferences …   Wikipedia

  • lemniscus lateralis — [TA] lateral lemniscus: a tract of longitudinal fibers extending upward through the lateral part of the tegmental substance of the pons, formed chiefly by fibers arising from the opposite cochlear nuclei and the trapezoid body, and also some… …   Medical dictionary

  • lemniscus — n. a ribbon like tract of nerve tissue conveying information from the spinal cord and brainstem upwards through the midbrain to the higher centres. On each side a medial lemniscus acts as a pathway from the spinal cord, while an outer lateral… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Lateral corticospinal tract — labeled in red at upper left. Latin tractus corticospinalis lateralis, fasciculus cerebrospinalis lateralis …   Wikipedia

  • nuclei of lateral lemniscus — nuclei lemnisci lateralis …   Medical dictionary

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