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- adj. Formed like a rope; applied especially to several rope-like bundles or masses of fibres on the dorsal side of the medulla oblongata.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Formed like a rope; -- applied especially to several ropelike bundles or masses of fibers on the dorsal side of the medulla oblongata.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Corded or cord-like: specifically, in anatomy, noting a part of the medulla oblongata, called the corpus restiforme, or restiform body.
Behind the thalami, the posterior lobes are cut away that we may look down to the cerebellum, and the middle of the cerebellum is also removed so that we may see the back of the medulla oblongata and its fibres, called restiform bodies, which give origin to the cerebellum.
The fibers of this fasciculus cover those of the restiform body.
The inferior cerebellar peduncles (restiform bodies) pass at first upward and lateralward, forming part of the lateral walls of the fourth ventricle, and then bend abruptly backward to enter the cerebellum between the superior and middle peduncles.
The inferior peduncles connect the medulla spinalis and medulla oblongata with the cerebellum, and are sometimes named the restiform bodies.
The medulla is large, and certain lateral restiform tracts (r.t.) therein, which also occur in the higher types, are here exceptionally conspicuous.
Lesions of the same sciatic nerve, of the restiform body, etc., provoked various troubles in the guinea-pig which its progeny inherited sometimes in a quite different form: exophthalmia, loss of toes, etc.
According to Duret, with whose views we agree, the wave of cerebro-spinal fluid set in motion by the impact of the blow on the skull, passes, both in the ventricles and in the sub-arachnoid space, towards the base, where it impinges upon the pons and medulla, stimulating the restiform bodies and so inducing a fall in the blood pressure and a profound anæmia of the brain.
Exophthalmia in animals born of parents in which an injury to the restiform body had produced that protrusion of the eyeball.
Haematoma and dry gangrene of the ears in animals born of parents in which these ear-alterations had been caused by an injury to the restiform body near the nib of the calamus.
The letter c is placed on the restiform bodies or posterior part of the medulla oblongata of the cod.
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