Medical Definition of Cranial nerve ii

1. The optic nerve. The nerve carrying impulses for the sense of sight. Projection from the vertebrate retina to the midbrain. Embryologically, a CNS tract rather than a peripheral nerve. Popular experimental preparation for studies of regeneration of retino tectal projections in lower vertebrates and also for studies of glial cell lineage in CNS. Synonym: cranial nerve II. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cranial Nerve Ii

cranial base
cranial bones
cranial capacity
cranial cavity
cranial dystonia
cranial epidural space
cranial flexure
cranial fontanels
cranial index
cranial irradiation
cranial mononeuropathy III
cranial mononeuropathy vi
cranial mononeuropathy vii
cranial nerve
cranial nerve I
cranial nerve II
cranial nerve III
cranial nerve IV
cranial nerve IX
cranial nerve V
cranial nerve VI
cranial nerve VII
cranial nerve VIII
cranial nerve X
cranial nerve XI
cranial nerve XII
cranial nerve neoplasms
cranial nerves
cranial neuropore
cranial orbit

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