Small distinct nucleus in the pretectum of mammals involved in the pupillary light reflect. In rats, it is an olive shaped (anterior) nucleus lying ventral to the brachium of the superior colliculus (Paxinos, The rat nervous system, 2nd ed, 1995, pg. 862). Physiologically, it is identified by neurons sensitive to luminance changes. [ BIRNLEX:1037 ]

Synonyms: olivary nucleus of superior colliculus nucleus praetectalis olivaris pretectal olivary nucleus

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

latin term
nucleus praetectalis anterior [ NeuroNames:472 ]

latin term
nucleus olivaris colliculi superioris (Fuse) [ NeuroNames:472 ]

latin term
nucleus olivaris corporis quadrigemini anterioris [ NeuroNames:472 ]

latin term
nucleus pretectalis anterior [ FMA:72405 FMA:TA ]

latin term
nucleus olivaris mesencephali [ NeuroNames:472 ]

latin term
nucleus olivaris pretectalis of Fuse [ NeuroNames:472 ]

editor note

B&H states this present in urodeles; modify definition

has related synonym

nucleus olivaris mesencephali

anterior pretectal nucleus

nucleus praetectalis anterior

nucleus olivaris pretectalis of Fuse

nucleus olivaris corporis quadrigemini anterioris

nucleus olivaris colliculi superioris (Fuse)

nucleus pretectalis anterior

id

UBERON:0002565

present in taxon

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_8293

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9347