A neural nucleus of the pretectal area (between dorsal thalamus and optic tectum) that receives afferents primarily from the retina and the optic tectum and are involved in modulating motor behavior in response to visual input. [ https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/issues/361 https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0471888893 ]

Synonyms: pretectal area nucleus nucleus of pretectal area pretectal nucleus

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Term information

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latin term
nucleus area pretectalis [ NeuroNames:468 ]

contributor

https://github.com/cmungall

external definition

Any of the groups of neurons located between the thalamus and midbrain that receive binocular sensory input from retinal ganglion cells of the eyes and are responsible for maintaining the pupillary light reflex

external ontology notes

see notes for pretectal region. Note this is midbrain in FMA, midbrain (mesencephalon) in HBA, midbrain in DHBA

has alternative id

UBERON:0002994

has related synonym

nucleus area pretectalis

nucleus of the pretectal area

id

UBERON:0014450

present in taxon

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9255

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_7761

taxon notes

in hagfishes, there are two: the pretectal nucleus and the nucleus of the posterior commissure[ISBN:0471888893]

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