Medical Definition of Locus ferrugineus

1. A shallow depression, of a blue colour in the fresh brain, lying laterally in the most rostral portion of the rhomboidal fossa near the cerebral aqueduct; it lies near the lateral wall of the fourth ventricle and consists of about 20,000 melanin-pigmented neuronal cell bodies whose norepinephrine-containing axons have a remarkably wide distribution in the cerebellum as well as in the hypothalamus and cerebral cortex. Synonym: substantia ferruginea, locus cinereus, locus ferrugineus. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Locus Ferrugineus

locum tenant
locum tenens
locum tenentes
locus ceruleus
locus cinereus
locus coeruleus
locus control region
locus ferrugineus (current term)
locus minoris resistentiae
locus niger
locus of control
locus of infection
locus perforatus anticus
locus perforatus posticus
locust bean
locust bean gum
locust beans
locust borer
locust borers
locust gum
locust pod

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