lateral geniculate body


lateral geniculate body
lateral geniculate body n a part of the metathalamus that consists of an oval elevation situated on the posterolateral surface of the thalamus, is the terminus of most fibers of the optic tract, and receives nerve impulses from the retinas which are relayed to the visual area by way of the geniculocalcarine tracts compare MEDIAL GENICULATE BODY

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  • lateral geniculate body — noun a neural structure that serves as a processing station on the way from the retina to the occipital lobe of the cerebral cortex • Syn: ↑corpus geniculatum laterale, ↑lateral geniculate • Hypernyms: ↑geniculate body …   Useful english dictionary

  • dorsal part of lateral geniculate body — the part of the lateral geniculate body overlying the dorsal part of the lateral geniculate nucleus …   Medical dictionary

  • ventral part of lateral geniculate body — the part of the lateral geniculate body overlying the ventral part of the lateral geniculate nucleus …   Medical dictionary

  • nucleus of lateral geniculate body — lateral geniculate nucleus …   Medical dictionary

  • geniculate body — n either of two prominences of the diencephalon that comprise the metathalamus: a) LATERAL GENICULATE BODY b) MEDIAL GENICULATE BODY …   Medical dictionary

  • lateral geniculate nucleus — n a nucleus of the lateral geniculate body …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • geniculate body — noun one of four small oval masses that protrude slightly from the underside of the thalamus and function as synaptic centers on the way to the cerebral cortex • Hypernyms: ↑neural structure • Hyponyms: ↑lateral geniculate body, ↑corpus… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lateral geniculate — noun a neural structure that serves as a processing station on the way from the retina to the occipital lobe of the cerebral cortex • Syn: ↑lateral geniculate body, ↑corpus geniculatum laterale • Hypernyms: ↑geniculate body …   Useful english dictionary

  • geniculate body lateral — corpus geniculatum laterale …   Medical dictionary


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