Medical Definition of Funiculus solitarius

1. A slender, compact fibre bundle extending longitudinally through the dorsolateral region of the medullary tegmentum, surrounded by the nucleus of the solitary tract, below the obex decussating over the central canal, and descending over some distance into the upper cervical segments of the spinal cord. It is composed of primary sensory fibres that enter with the vagus, glossopharyngeal, and facial nerves, and in part convey information from stretch receptors and chemoreceptors in the walls of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and intestinal tracts; in rostral parts of the tract impulses are generated by the receptor cells of the taste buds in the mucosa of the tongue. Its fibres are distributed to the nucleus of the solitary tract. Synonym: tractus solitarius, fasciculus rotundus, fasciculus solitarius, funiculus solitarius, Gierke's respiratory bundle, Krause's respiratory bundle, round fasciculus, solitary bundle, solitary fasciculus. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Funiculus Solitarius

funicular souffle
funiculars
funiculate
funiculi
funiculi medullae spinalis
funiculus
funiculus amnii
funiculus anterior
funiculus dorsalis
funiculus gracilis
funiculus lateralis
funiculus posterior
funiculus separans
funiculus solitarius (current term)
funiculus teres
funiculus umbilicalis
funiform
funiliform
funipuncture
funis
funk
funk hole
funkabilly
funkadelia
funkadelic
funkcore
funked

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