Definition of Lateral ventricle

1. Noun. Either of two horseshoe-shaped ventricles one in each cerebral hemisphere; they communicate with the third ventricle via the foramen of Monro.

Generic synonyms: Ventricle

Medical Definition of Lateral ventricle

1. A cavity shaped somewhat like a horseshoe in conformity with the general shape of the hemisphere; each lateral ventricle communicates with the third ventricle through the interventricular foramen of Monro, and expands from there forward into the frontal lobe as the anterior horn as well as caudally over the thalamus as the central part or cella media which, behind the thalamus, curves ventrally and laterally, then forward into the temporal lobe as the inferior horn; from the apex of the curve a variably sized posterior horn extends back into the white matter of the occipital lobe. The large choroid plexus of the lateral ventricle invades the cella media and the inferior horn (but not the anterior and posterior horn) from the medial side. Synonym: ventriculus lateralis, ventricle of cerebral hemisphere. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lateral Ventricle

lateral thalamic peduncle
lateral thinking
lateral thoracic artery
lateral thoracic vein
lateral thyrohyoid ligament
lateral transfer
lateral tuberal nuclei
lateral tubercle of posterior process of talus
lateral umbilical fold
lateral umbilical ligament
lateral vastus muscle
lateral vein of lateral ventricle
lateral venous lacunae
lateral ventral hernia
lateral ventricle (current term)
lateral vertigo
lateral vestibular nucleus
lateral wall of middle ear
lateral wall of orbit
lateral wall of tympanic cavity

Literary usage of Lateral ventricle

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"These are the hippocampal fissure, corresponding to the hippocampus major of the lateral ventricle; the parieto-occipital fissure, corresponding with the ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The lateral ventricle is lined by a ciliated epithelium called the ... A deeper dissection of the lateral ventricle, and of the Velum ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1901)
"CASE I. Traumatic epilepsy; wide opening of the lateral ventricle; recovery; recurrence of epilepsy.—RS, aged nineteen years, ..."

4. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Edward Albert Sharpey-Schäfer, George Dancer Thane, Johnson Symington (1893)
"Each lateral ventricle is an irregularly curved cavity, extending in the ... 94), and its edge projects as the choroid plexus of the lateral ventricle from ..."

5. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"lateral ventricle.—When the dissection is completed, the dissector cannot fail to note that ... The cavity in the interior is called the lateral ventricle. ..."

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