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

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  • supraoptic — adjective Above the optic tract or chiasma …   Wiktionary

  • supraoptic — su·pra·op·tic äp tik adj situated or occurring above the optic chiasma * * * su·pra·op·tic (soo″prə opґtik) superior to the optic chiasm …   Medical dictionary

  • supraoptic — su·pra·optic …   English syllables

  • 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

  • supraoptic nucleus — n a small nucleus of closely packed neurons that overlies the optic chiasma and is intimately connected with the neurohypophysis …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • supraoptic region — the part of the anterior hypothalamic region dorsal to the optic chiasm, containing the paraventricular, supraoptic, and anterior hypothalamic nuclei …   Medical dictionary

  • supraoptic artery — arteria supraoptica …   Medical dictionary

  • supraoptic canal — a minute canal which is the anterior continuation of the optic recess above the optic chiasma …   Medical dictionary

  • supraoptic commissures — at least three fiber bundles situated dorsal to the optic chiasm, which have been associated with the names of Gudden (ventral or inferior), Meynert (dorsal or superior), and Ganser (anterior), and which have been referred to as commissures but… …   Medical dictionary

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