pons Varolii


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pons Va·ro·li·i

 (pŏnz′ və-rō′lē-ī′)
n.
See pons.

[New Latin pōns Varoliī, bridge of Varoli, after Costanzo Varolio (1543?-1575), Italian anatomist.]
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pons Varolii

(vəˈrəʊlɪˌaɪ)
n, pl pontes Varolii (ˈpɒntiːz)
(Anatomy) a broad white band of connecting nerve fibres that bridges the hemispheres of the cerebellum in mammals. Sometimes shortened to: pons
[C16: New Latin, literally: bridge of Varoli, after Costanzo Varoli (?1543–75), Italian anatomist]
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pons

(pɒnz)

n., pl. pon•tes (ˈpɒn tiz)
1. a band of nerve fibers forming the part of the brainstem that lies between the medulla oblongata and the midbrain.
2. any tissue connecting two parts of a body organ or structure.
[1685–95; < Latin pōns bridge]
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Noun1.pons Varolii - a band of nerve fibers linking the medulla oblongata and the cerebellum with the midbrainpons Varolii - a band of nerve fibers linking the medulla oblongata and the cerebellum with the midbrain
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
brain stem, brainstem, brain-stem - the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus
respiratory center - the center in the medulla oblongata and pons that integrates sensory information about the level of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood and determines the signals to be sent to the respiratory muscles
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suponia que las fibras nerviosas venian de las columnas anterolaterales de la medula espinal, despues ascendiendo a la medula oblonga a la Pons Varolii, y mas arriba decusandose en la linea media, concluyendo que la principal decusacion se da entre la Pons Varolii y la crura cerebri, restandole importancia a la decusacion en las piramides, hipotesis que Brown-Sequard rebatio de la siguiente manera:
In which part of the body would you find the pons Varolii? 9.
Where would you find the pons Varolii? Barbra Streisand - see Question 7 5.