Medical Definition of Optic tectum

1. A region of the midbrain in which input from the optic nerve is processed. Because the retinally derived neurons of the optic nerve map onto the optic tectum in a defined way, the question of how this specificity is determined has been a long standing problem in cell biology. Although there is some evidence for adhesion gradients and for some adhesion specificity, the problem is unresolved. (11 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Optic Tectum

optic nerve meningioma
optic nerve sheath decompression
optic nerve sheath fenestration
optic nerves
optic neuritis
optic neuroma
optic papilla
optic part of retina
optic radiation
optic recess
optic sign
optic stalk
optic tectum (current term)
optic tract
optical aberration
optical activity
optical antipode
optical art
optical astronomy
optical axis
optical bench
optical character recognition
optical condenser
optical crown
optical density

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