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nystagmus

Oscillation or trembling of the eyeballs in response to head movement; may be involuntary and rhythmic with certain diseases, especially those involving the vestibular system.

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disease  ;  vestibular system

oblique

A plane that is neither perpendicular (sagittal) nor horizontal (dorsal); slanted.

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dorsal  ;  sagittal

occipital bone

The bone at the back of the skull.

 


occipital lobe

One of 4 well-defined portions (i.e. lobes) of each of the cerebral hemispheres that is located at the rear of the brain and processes visual information.

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brain  ;  cerebral hemisphere  ;  lobe

oculomotor nerve

Cranial nerve III; controls pupil constriction and eyeball movement.

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cranial nerves

olfactory nerve

Cranial nerve I; transmits the sense of smell to the brain (the only sensory information travelling to the brain/cortex that does not pass through the thalamus).

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brain ; cerebral cortex ; cranial nerves ; thalamus


oligodendrocytes

Form of neuroglial cell of the central nervous system responsible for the synthesis and maintenance of the myelin sheath that insulates axons.

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axon ; central nervous system (CNS) ; myelin ; neuroglia


optic chiasm

A structure in the brain formed by the decussation (crossing) of fibers of the optic nerve from each half of each retina.

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fiber  ;  optic nerve  ;  retina

optic nerve

Cranial nerve II; transmits sensory information from the retina to the brain.

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brain  ;  cranial nerves  ;  retina

 


optic neuritis

Inflammation or demyelination of the optic nerve with transient or permanent loss of vision.

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Related Words

demyelination ; inflammation ; optic nerve



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