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Optic Chiasm

The X-shaped structure formed by the meeting of the two optic nerves. At the optic chiasm the fibers from the medial part of each retina cross to project to the other side of the brain while the lateral retinal fibers continue on the same side. As a result each half of the brain receives information about the contralateral visual field from both eyes.

Year introduced: 1966(1964)

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Tree Number(s): A08.186.211.200.317.578, A08.800.800.120.680.600

MeSH Unique ID: D009897

Entry Terms:

  • Chiasm, Optic
  • Chiasms, Optic
  • Optic Chiasms
  • Chiasma Opticum
  • Chiasma Opticums
  • Opticum, Chiasma
  • Opticums, Chiasma
  • Optic Chiasma
  • Chiasma, Optic
  • Chiasmas, Optic
  • Optic Chiasmas
  • Optic Decussation
  • Decussation, Optic
  • Decussations, Optic
  • Optic Decussations

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