dentate nucleus


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to dentate nucleus: red nucleus
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dentate nucleus - a large laminar nucleus of grey matter within the white matter of each cerebral hemisphere
cerebellum - a major division of the vertebrate brain; situated above the medulla oblongata and beneath the cerebrum in humans
nucleus - any histologically identifiable mass of neural cell bodies in the brain or spinal cord
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Fahr Syndrome is a rare disease where calcium and other minerals are stored bilaterally and symmetrically in the basal ganglia, cerebellar dentate nucleus and white matter.
More precisely, these cerebellar regions are lateral portions of cerebellar hemispheres and the dentate nucleus, which project to the cerebral cortex much more than any other cerebellar region, and thus, the term "neocerebellum" is used (10).
Dissection of the fixed brain should always be standardized and basic sampling for dementia evaluation should include blocks from the frontal, parietal, and temporal cortex; occipital cortex around the calcarine fissure; the hippocampus at the level of lateral geniculate body; the striatum; the mesencephalon at the level of the oculomotor nerve; the pons at the level of the locus coeruleus; the medulla oblongata at the level of the inferior olives; and the cerebellum and dentate nucleus.