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flocculus

[′fläk·yə·ləs]
(anatomy)
A prominent lobe of the cerebellum situated behind and below the middle cerebellar peduncle on each side of the median fissure.
(astronomy)
A patch in the sun's surface seen in the light of calcium or hydrogen; the patch may be bright or dark and is usually in the vicinity of sunspots.
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Cysts lay within a loose stroma rich in mucinous and proteinaceous floccular fluid, among which widely dispersed reactive fibroblasts and fibrocytes, and several bundles of smooth muscle fibers were present.
Slow build-up OKN does exist in humans, but it is masked by the smooth pursuit/fast OKN system and only revealed following cerebellar floccular lesions.
(1989) Behavior of floccular Purkinje cells correlated with adaptation of vestibulo-ocular reflex in pigmented rabbits.
Since the pioneering recordings of the PC in the floccular region in the behaving monkey by Lisberger and Fuchs [18, 68], the study of the horizontal zone of the flocculus in the cat and monkey has permitted to better understand the function of a cerebellar-microzone in the VOR adaptation in the horizontal plane of head rotation.
On the other hand, Figure 5(c) bottom shows that BSA-loaded NPs tend to form more compact and floccular aggregates when incubated in HS as compared to those incubated in FBS.
However, acute and chronic toxicity studies conducted In rats and cats demonstrated that mercury exposure resulted in the depletion of body fat, the development of centrilobular hepatic steatosis, an increase in lipid peroxidation products, the proliferation of the endoplasmic reticulum, and floccular degeneration of the mitochondria with extrusion of diseased organelles into the sinusoidal space (Chang and Yamaguchi 1974; Desnoyers and Chang 1975a, 1975b; Klein et al.