peduncular loop

ansa peduncularis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • loop — 1. A sharp curve or complete bend in a vessel, cord, or other cylindrical body, forming an oval or circular ring. SEE ALSO: ansa. 2. A wire (usually of platinum or nichrome) fixed into a handle at one end and bent into a circle at the other,… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Cerebral peduncle — Brain: Cerebral peduncle Superficial dissection of brain stem. Ventral view. ( Cerebral peduncle visible in red at center right.) …   Wikipedia

  • ansa peduncularis — [TA] peduncular loop: a complex grouping of fibers connecting the amygdaloid nucleus, the piriform area, and the anterior part of the hypothalamus, and various thalamic nuclei. The fiber bundles pass below the internal capsule, a principal bundle …   Medical dictionary

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