- supraoptic nucleus
- supraoptic nucleus n a small nucleus of closely packed neurons that overlies the optic chiasma and is intimately connected with the neurohypophysis
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Supraoptic nucleus — Infobox Brain Name = PAGENAME |love GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Human supraoptic nucleus (SON, dorsolateral and ventromedial components) in this coronal section is indicated by the shaded areas. Dots represent vasopressin (AVP) neurons… … Wikipedia
nucleus supraopticus — [TA] supraoptic nucleus: a sharply defined nucleus of nerve cells in the anterior hypothalamic region, immediately above the lateral part of the optic chiasm; many of its cells are neurosecretory in function, secreting vasopressin, which is… … Medical dictionary
Nucleus — 1) In cell biology, the structure that houses the chromosomes. 2) In neuroanatomy, a group of nerve cells. * * * 1. In cytology, typically a rounded or oval mass of protoplasm within the cytoplasm of a plant or animal cell; it is surrounded by a… … Medical dictionary
supraoptic — adjective Date: 1921 situated above the optic chiasma; also being a small nucleus of closely packed neurons overlying the optic chiasma and intimately connected with the neurohypophysis … New Collegiate Dictionary
supraoptic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ at supra + adjective Etymology: supra + optic (chiasma) : situated above the optic chiasma; especially : being a small nucleus of closely packed neurons overlying the optic chiasma and intimately connected with the neurohypophysis … Useful english dictionary
Paraventricular nucleus of hypothalamus — Infobox Brain Name = PAGENAME Latin = nuclei paraventricularis hypothalami GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Human paraventricular nucleus (PVN) in this coronal section is indicated by the shaded area. Dots represent vasopressin (AVP) neurons… … Wikipedia
Ventral supraoptic decussation — Brain: Ventral supraoptic decussation Scheme showing central connections of the optic nerves and optic tracts. (Commissure of Gudden labeled at center right.) Latin commissura supraoptica ventralis Gray s … Wikipedia
Subthalamic nucleus — Brain: Subthalamic nucleus Coronal slices of human brain showing the basal ganglia, subthalamic nucleus (STN) and substantia nigra (SN) … 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
Medial dorsal nucleus — Not to be confused with Dorsomedial hypothalamic nucleus. Brain: Medial dorsal nucleus Thalamic nuclei: MNG = Midline nuclear group AN = Anterior nuclear group MD = Medial dorsal nucleus VNG = Ventral nuclear group VA … Wikipedia