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Encyclopedia > Anterior median fissure of the medulla oblongata
Brain: Anterior median fissure of the medulla oblongata
Section of the medulla oblongata at about the middle of the olive. (Anterior median fissure labeled at bottom center.)
Latin fissura mediana anterior medullae oblongatae
Gray's subject #187 767
NeuroNames hier-697
Dorlands/Elsevier f_08/12365567

The anterior median fissure (ventral or ventromedian fissure) contains a fold of pia mater, and extends along the entire length of the medulla oblongata: it ends at the lower border of the pons in a small triangular expansion, termed the foramen cecum. Image File history File links Gray694. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... NeuroNames is a system of nomenclature for the brain and related structures. ... Elseviers logo. ... [www. ... The medulla oblongata is the lower portion of the brainstem. ... Foramen cecum can refer to: Foramen cecum (frontal bone) Foramen cecum (tongue) Foramen cecum (medulla oblongata) Category: ...


Its lower part is interrupted by bundles of fibers which cross obliquely from one side to the other, and constitute the pyramidal decussation.


Some fibers, termed the anterior external arcuate fibers, emerge from the fissure above this decussation and curve lateralward and upward over the surface of the medulla oblongata to join the inferior peduncle. The inferior cerebellar peduncle, also known as the restiform body, carries many types of input and output fibers that are mainly concerned with integrating proprioceptive sensory input with motor vestibular functions such as balance and posture maintenance. ...


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