optic nerve

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optic nerve

n.
Either of the second pair of cranial nerves that arise from the retina and carry visual information to the thalamus and other parts of the brain.
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optic nerve

n
(Physiology) the second cranial nerve, which provides a sensory pathway from the retina to the brain
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n.
either of a pair of cranial nerves consisting of sensory fibers that conduct impulses from the retina to the brain.
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optic nerve

The nerve that carries sensory information on vision from the retina of the eye to the brain. The optic nerve is a cranial nerve.
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Noun1.optic nerve - the cranial nerve that serves the retinaoptic nerve - the cranial nerve that serves the retina
visual system - the sensory system for vision
cranial nerve - any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
betweenbrain, diencephalon, interbrain, thalmencephalon - the posterior division of the forebrain; connects the cerebral hemispheres with the mesencephalon
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The pupil examination, including PLR, if conducted accurately, provides the assessor with information about the functional status of the optic (CN II) and oculomotor (CN III) nerves and the midbrain.
For CN II, visual perception was assorted into four levels: 0, no light perception; 1, light perception; 2, hand move; 3, finger counting or better [8].
Caption: Figure 1: Diagrammatic representation of local anesthetic spread along brainstem from CN II to CN VIII.