olivary nucleus


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olivary nucleus

[′äl·ə‚ver·ē ′nü·klē·əs]
(anatomy)
A prominent, convoluted gray band that opens medially and occupies the upper two-thirds of the medulla oblongata.
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(14) This pathology affects the substantia nigra, striatum, inferior olivary nucleus, pontine nuclei, and cerebellum.
While in the cytoplasm of neurons in the olivary nucleus it is fine grained and has pulverized feature of distribution.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) detected the presence of an old pontine vascular insult associated with a prominence and abnormal hyperintensity in the area of the right inferior olivary nucleus (figures 1-3).