Medical Definition of Nuclei pontis

1. The massive gray matter filling the basilar pons. The nuclei are of fairly homogeneous architecture and project to the cortex of the contralateral cerebellar hemisphere by way of the middle cerebellar peduncle. Their main afferents come from the entire extent of the cerebral neocortex by way of the longitudinal pontine bundles (corticopontine fibres); thus, the pontine nuclei form a major way-station in the impulse conduction from the cerebral cortex of one hemisphere to the posterior lobe of the opposite cerebellum. Synonym: nuclei pontis, pontine gray matter. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nuclei Pontis

nuclei anteriores thalami
nuclei arcuati
nuclei basales
nuclei cochleares
nuclei corporis mamillaris
nuclei nervi cochlearis
nuclei nervi vestibulocochlearis
nuclei nervorum cranialium
nuclei of cranial nerves
nuclei of mamillary body
nuclei of origin
nuclei originis
nuclei parabrachiales
nuclei pontis (current term)
nuclei raphes
nuclei tegmenti
nuclei terminationis
nuclei tuberales
nucleic acid
nucleic acid base
nucleic acid conformation
nucleic acid denaturation
nucleic acid heteroduplexes
nucleic acid hybridization
nucleic acid precursors
nucleic acid probe
nucleic acid probes

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