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magnocellular

[‚mag·nə′sel·yə·lər]
(cell and molecular biology)
Having large cell bodies; said of various nuclei of the central nervous system.
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In addition, conspicuous Lewy body pathology is present in H&E sections within dorsal nucleus of X in the medulla (D) and in cholinergic, magnocellular neurons of basal forebrain (E) (black arrows in [D and E] indicate Lewy bodies).
It is produced by two kinds of oxytocinergic neurons: The magnocellular neurons sending their projections to the neurohypophysis releasing OT into blood circulation, and the parvocellular neurons sending their projections mainly to the campus, ventral tegmental area, frontal cortex, brainstem, pons, medulla, and spinal cord [16].
magnocellular vasopressin- and oxytocin-producing neurons) originating in two specific sections (i.
6) These dynamic, motion signals are thought to be processed largely by a subsection of cells that contribute to the magnocellular pathway, (7) which is one of two pathways thought to be related to classification of retinal input.
Ansiometropic amblyopia: spatial contrast sensitivity deficits in inferred magnocellular and parvocellular vision.
Visual perception deficits associated with the magnocellular pathway in schizophrenia.
Rapid glucocorticoid-mediated endocannabinoid release and opposing regulation of glutamate and y-aminobutyric acid inputs to hypothalamic magnocellular neurons.
The distribution of vasotocin and mesotocin immunoreactivity in the hypothalamic magnocellular neurosecretory nuclei of the Saharan herbivorous lizard, Uromastix acanthinurus Bell, 1825 (Sauria-Agamidae).
Gene regulation in the magnocellular hypothalamus--neurohypophesical system.
7, 10) Central visual pathways transmit the visual input in a parallel manner via the 2 main magnocellular and parvocellular pathways.
Differential effects of alcohol on contrast processing mediated by the Magnocellular and Parvocellular pathways.