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Lemniscus (anatomy)

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A lemniscus (Greek for ribbon or band) is an anatomic term. It can refer to:

  • In anatomy, a part of the brain, such as the medial lemniscus or lateral lemniscus. It is associated with the "What" pathway of the lateral lemniscal pathway, as in identifying where a sound is located.

lemniscus : is a bundle of secondary sensory fibers within the brain stem which terminates in specific relay nuclei of the diencephalon


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