Definition of Optic radiation

1. Noun. A nerve pathway from the lateral geniculate body to the visual cortex.

Exact synonyms: Radiatio Optica
Generic synonyms: Nerve Pathway, Nerve Tract, Pathway, Tract

Medical Definition of Optic radiation

1. The massive, fanlike fibre system passing from the lateral geniculate body of the thalamus to the visual cortex (striate or calcarine cortex, area 17 of Brodmann); the fibres follow the retrolenticular and sublenticular limbs of the internal capsule into the corona radiata but they curve back along the lateral wall of the temporal and occipital horns of the lateral ventricle to the striate cortex on the medial surface and pole of the occipital lobe. Synonym: radiatio optica, geniculocalcarine radiation, geniculocalcarine tract, Gratiolet's fibres, Gratiolet's radiation, occipitothalamic radiation, Wernicke's radiation. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Optic Radiation

optic nerve diseases
optic nerve drusen
optic nerve glioma
optic nerve head
optic nerve meningioma
optic nerve sheath decompression
optic nerve sheath fenestration
optic nerves
optic neuritis
optic neuroma
optic papilla
optic part of retina
optic radiation (current term)
optic recess
optic sign
optic stalk
optic tectum
optic tract
optical aberration
optical activity
optical antipode
optical art
optical astronomy
optical axis
optical bench

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