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Descriptor English:   Optic Nerve 
Descriptor Spanish:   Nervio Óptico 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Nervo Óptico 
Synonyms English:   Cranial Nerve II
Cranial Nerve IIs
Cranial Nerve, Second
Cranial Nerves, Second
Nerve II, Cranial
Nerve IIs, Cranial
Nerve, Optic
Nerve, Second Cranial
Nerves, Optic
Nerves, Second Cranial
Nervus Opticus
Optic Nerves
Opticus, Nervus
Second Cranial Nerve
Second Cranial Nerves  
Tree Number:   A08.800.800.120.680
Definition English:   The 2nd cranial nerve which conveys visual information from the RETINA to the brain. The nerve carries the axons of the RETINAL GANGLION CELLS which sort at the OPTIC CHIASM and continue via the OPTIC TRACTS to the brain. The largest projection is to the lateral geniculate nuclei; other targets include the SUPERIOR COLLICULI and the SUPRACHIASMATIC NUCLEI. Though known as the second cranial nerve, it is considered part of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. 
Indexing Annotation English:   neoplasms = OPTIC NERVE NEOPLASMS (IM) + histological type of neoplasm (IM); atrophy = OPTIC ATROPHY; neuritis = OPTIC NEURITIS; OPTIC NERVE HEAD see OPTIC DISK is also available
Entry Combination - descr/qualif English:   Optic Nerve/injuries use Optic Nerve Injuries
 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply CH chemistry
CY cytology DG diagnostic imaging
DE drug effects EM embryology
EN enzymology GD growth & development
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PA pathology PH physiology
PP physiopathology RE radiation effects
SU surgery TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure VI virology
Record Number:   10080 
Unique Identifier:   D009900 

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