fasciculus

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Related to Arcuate fasciculus: conduction aphasia, uncinate fasciculus

fas·cic·u·lus

 (fə-sĭk′yə-ləs)
n. pl. fas·cic·u·li (-lī′)
A bundle of anatomical fibers, as of muscle or nerve. Also called fascicle.

[Latin, fascicle; see fascicle.]

fasciculus

(fəˈsɪkjʊləs)
n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
(Anatomy) another name for fascicle2, fascicule

fas•ci•cle

(ˈfæs ɪ kəl)

n.
1. a section of a book or set of books being published in installments as separate pamphlets or volumes.
2. a close cluster, as of flowers.
3. a small bundle of nerve or muscle fibers.
[1490–1500; < Latin fasciculus, diminutive of fascis. See fasces, -cle1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fasciculus - a bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers)fasciculus - a bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers)
trigonum cerebrale, fornix - an arched bundle of white fibers at the base of the brain by which the hippocampus of each hemisphere projects to the contralateral hippocampus and to the thalamus and mamillary bodies
nerve tissue, nervous tissue - tissue composed of neurons
nervous system, systema nervosum - the sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells
nerve, nervus - any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
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The fasciculus uncinatus and arcuate fasciculus have been proposed to be a part of the quality index for schizophrenia.
2014) showed that OCD patients have a significant white matter increase in the corpus callosum, cingulum bundle, right anterior thalamic radiation and left arcuate fasciculus, along with decreases in the right superior longitudinal fasciculus, cortico-spinal tract, frontal aslant tract and anterior body of the corpus callosum.
His ability to repeat phrases, along with his intact comprehension and objectively fluent speech made a diagnosis of a conduction aphasia the most likely, indicating the possibility of arcuate fasciculus pathology.
In one analysis, the two structures--the arcuate fasciculus, which is involved in reading and language, and the corticospinal tract, which plays a role in motor coordination-appeared short and fairly smooth.
Imaging to assess brain microstructure identified increased fractional anisotropy in the anterior right arcuate fasciculus of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, which was not present in age- and sex-matched control subjects.