Predominantly gray matter structure consisting of large multipoloar cells lying aong axons of the brachium of the superior colliculus, lyaing adjaent to the dorsal terminal nucleus of the accessory optic system. In several species, cells of this nucleus receive input from the contralateral retina (Sefton and Dreher in Paxinos, G. The rat nervous system, 1995, pg. 862). [ BIRNLEX:868 ]

Synonyms: nucleus of the optic tract large-celled nucleus of optic tract optic tract nucleus lentiform nucleus of pretectal area

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Term information

latin term
nucleus tractus optici [ NeuroNames:470 ]

latin term
nucleus magnocellularis tractus optici [ NeuroNames:470 ]

has related synonym

nucleus magnocellularis tractus optici

nucleus tractus optici

id

UBERON:0002996

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