Medical Definition of Olfactory peduncle

1. A nervelike, white band composed primarily of nerve fibres originating from the mitral cells and tufted cells of the olfactory bulb but also containing the scattered cells of the anterior olfactory nucleus. The tract is closely applied to the ventral surface of the frontal lobe, and attaches itself to the base of the cerebral hemisphere at the olfactory trigone, beyond which it extends in the form of the olfactory striae which distribute their fibres to the olfactory tubercle and, in largest number, to the olfactory cortex on and around the uncus of the parahippocampal gyrus. See: olfactory nerves. Synonym: tractus olfactorius, olfactory peduncle. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Olfactory Peduncle

olfactory glands
olfactory glomerulus
olfactory groove
olfactory hallucination
olfactory hyperesthesia
olfactory hypesthesia
olfactory membrane
olfactory modality
olfactory mucosa
olfactory nerve
olfactory nerves
olfactory neuroblastoma
olfactory neurons
olfactory organ
olfactory pathways
olfactory peduncle (current term)
olfactory perception
olfactory pits
olfactory placodes
olfactory property
olfactory pyramid
olfactory receptor cells
olfactory receptor neurons
olfactory region of tunica mucosa of nose
olfactory roots
olfactory sensation
olfactory striae
olfactory sulcus
olfactory sulcus of nasal cavity
olfactory tract

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