Definition of Radiatio optica

1. Noun. A nerve pathway from the lateral geniculate body to the visual cortex.

Exact synonyms: Optic Radiation
Generic synonyms: Nerve Pathway, Nerve Tract, Pathway, Tract

Medical Definition of Radiatio optica

1. The massive, fanlike fibre system passing from the lateral geniculate body of the thalamus to the visual cortex (striate or calcarine cortex, area 17 of Brodmann); the fibres follow the retrolenticular and sublenticular limbs of the internal capsule into the corona radiata but they curve back along the lateral wall of the temporal and occipital horns of the lateral ventricle to the striate cortex on the medial surface and pole of the occipital lobe. Synonym: radiatio optica, geniculocalcarine radiation, geniculocalcarine tract, Gratiolet's fibres, Gratiolet's radiation, occipitothalamic radiation, Wernicke's radiation. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Radiatio Optica

radiate crown
radiate layer of tympanic membrane
radiate ligament
radiate ligament of head of rib
radiate ligament of wrist
radiate sternocostal ligaments
radiatio acustica
radiatio corporis callosi
radiatio optica (current term)
radiatio pyramidalis
radiation-protective agents
radiation-sensitizing agents
radiation anaemia
radiation biology
radiation biophysics
radiation burn
radiation caries
radiation cataract
radiation chemistry
radiation chimera
radiation damage
radiation dermatosis

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