restiform


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restiform

(ˈrɛstɪˌfɔːm)
adj
(Physiology) (esp of bundles of nerve fibres) shaped like a cord or rope; cordlike
[C19: from New Latin restiformis, from Latin restis a rope + forma shape]
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Magnetic resonance imaging (Figure 1) revealed an acute infarction in the left cerebellar tonsil, left cerebellar hemisphere, and left medullary restiform body, in the territory of the left posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA).
Although our patient did not have prototypical LMS, with associated Horner syndrome and sensory loss, he did have clear evidence of lateral medullary infarction localized to the cerebellum and inferior cerebellar peduncle (restiform body) on MRI.
The Tadokoro Laboratory of Tohoku University applies a new actuation theory to thin restiform bodies to develop active and semi-active rescue robots, and ultimately aims to improve the mobility of robots by allowing them to untangle themselves automatically.