Definition of Inferior colliculus

1. Noun. An essential auditory center in the midbrain.

Generic synonyms: Center, Centre, Nerve Center, Nerve Centre
Group relationships: Mesencephalon, Midbrain



Definition of Inferior colliculus

1. Noun. The nucleus just caudal to the superior colliculus, which is involved in the relay of auditory information ¹

2. Noun. Projects to the medial geniculate nucleus ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Inferior colliculus

1. The ovoid, paired, inferior eminence of the laminae of mesencephalic tectum; it receives the lateral lemniscus and projects by way of the brachium of inferior colliculus to the medial geniculate body of the thalamus, and is thus an essential way-station in the central auditory pathway. Synonym: colliculus inferior, corpus quadrigeminum posterius, inferior nasal colliculus, posterior quadrigeminal body. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inferior Colliculus

inferior bursa of biceps femoris
inferior calcaneonavicular ligament
inferior cardiac vein
inferior carotid triangle
inferior cerebellar artery
inferior cerebellar peduncle
inferior cerebral surface
inferior cerebral vein
inferior cerebral veins
inferior cervical cardiac branches of vagus nerve
inferior cervical cardiac nerve
inferior cervical ganglion
inferior choroid vein
inferior cluneal nerves
inferior colliculi
inferior colliculus (current term)
inferior conjunction
inferior constrictor muscle of pharynx
inferior costal facet
inferior costal pit
inferior court
inferior dental arch
inferior dental artery
inferior dental branches of inferior dental plexus
inferior dental canal
inferior dental foramen
inferior dental nerve
inferior dental plexus
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inferior duodenal fold

Literary usage of Inferior colliculus

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1. The Anatomy of the Nervous System from the Standpoint of Development and by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"Some of these terminate in the inferior colliculus and are concerned with ... Other fibers, some of which are branches of those to the inferior colliculus, ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The inferior brachium passes forward and upward from the inferior colliculus and disappears under cover of the medial geniculate body. ..."

3. Diseases of the nervous system by Smith Ely Jelliffe, William Alanson White (1917)
"Also known M the posterior quadrigemina! body. Bechterew (Iss.Vi was among the earlier investigators of the inferior colliculus to show its relations to the ..."

4. Morris's Human Anatomy: A Complete Systematic Treatise by English and by Henry Morris, James Playfair McMurrich (1907)
"The inferior brachium proceeds from the inferior colliculus, disappears beneath and is continuous into the medial genicu- late body, and enters the thalamus ..."

5. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"231), and disappear under cover of the inferior colliculus of the quadrigeminal ... They terminate in association with the cells of the inferior colliculus, ..."

6. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray (1918)
"The inferior brachium passes forward and upward from the inferior colliculus and disappears under cover of the medial geniculate body. ..."

7. On the Physiology of the Semicircular Canals and Their Relation to Seasickness by Joseph Grandson Byrne (1912)
"the inferior colliculus and median geniculate body, and through these latter ... Some fibres of the lateral fillet probably reach the inferior colliculus of ..."

8. The Nervous System and Its Constituent Neurones: Designed for the Use of by Lewellys Franklin Barker (1901)
"It will be of the greatest importance in the future to determine exactly the relation of the inferior colliculus to the most direct acoustic path which ..."

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