Definition of Medial geniculate body

1. Noun. A neural structure that serves as the last of a series of processing centers along the auditory pathway from the cochlea to the temporal lobe of the cerebral cortex.




Medical Definition of Medial geniculate body

1. The medial one of a pair of prominent cell groups in the posteroinferior parts of the thalamus; it functions as the last of a series of processing stations along the auditory conduction pathway to the cerebral cortex, receiving the brachium of the inferior colliculus and giving rise to the auditory radiation to the auditory cortex in the superior temporal gyrus. Synonym: corpus geniculatum mediale, corpus geniculatum internum. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Medial Geniculate Body

medial cutaneous nerve of forearm
medial cutaneous nerve of leg
medial dorsal cutaneous nerve
medial eminence
medial epicondylar crest
medial epicondylar ridge
medial epicondyle
medial epicondyle of femur
medial epicondyle of humerus
medial epicondylitis
medial femoral circumflex artery
medial femoral tuberosity
medial fillet
medial forebrain bundle
medial frontobasal artery
medial geniculate body (current term)
medial geniculate nucleus
medial great muscle
medial head
medial inferior genicular artery
medial inguinal fossa
medial lacunar lymph node
medial lacunar node
medial lamina of cartilaginous auditory tube
medial layer of cartilaginous auditory tube
medial lemniscus
medial ligament
medial ligament of knee
medial ligament of talocrural joint
medial ligament of wrist

Literary usage of Medial geniculate body

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"corresponding inferior colliculus and disappears from view, under cover of the medial geniculate body. Many of the fibres of which it is composed pass ..."

2. A Textbook of Human Physiology: Including a Section on Physiologic Apparatus. by Albert Philson Brubaker (1922)
"The internal or medial geniculate body gives origin to and receives fibers from ... The cells of the medial geniculate body give origin to axons which pass ..."

3. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1921)
"corresponding inferior colliculus and disappears from view, under cover of the medial geniculate body. Many of the fibres of which it is composed pass ..."

4. The Nervous System and Its Constituent Neurones: Designed for the Use of by Lewellys Franklin Barker (1901)
"When the lateral lemniscus has been cut, degenerated fibres can be traced all the way to the medial geniculate body, but the cells of the medial geniculate ..."

5. Morris's Human Anatomy: A Complete Systematic Treatise by English and by Henry Morris, James Playfair McMurrich (1907)
"The superior brachium proceeds from the superior colliculus, disappears between the medial geniculate body and the overlapping pulvinar of the thalamus, ..."

6. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray (1918)
"The fibers of the lateral lemniscus end by terminals or collaterals in the inferior colliculus and the medial geniculate body. ..."

7. The Anatomy of the Nervous System from the Standpoint of Development and by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"The latter, however, serves only as a reflex center, while the medial geniculate body is the way station on the auditory path to the cerebral cortex. ..."

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