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Optic nerve

Introduction: Optic nerve

Description of Optic nerve

Optic nerve: The nerve that carries messages from the retina to the brain.
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Optic nerve: the cranial nerve that serves the retina.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Optic nerve: second cranial nerve; conveys visual information from the retina to the brain; carries the axons of the retinal ganglion cells which sort at the optic chiasm and continue via the optic tracts to the brain; the largest projection is to the lateral geniculate nuclei; other important targets include the superior colliculi and the suprachiasmatic nuclei; though known as the second cranial nerve, it is considered part of the central nervous system.
Source: CRISP

Optic nerve: The 2nd cranial nerve. The optic nerve conveys visual information from the retina to the brain. The nerve carries the axons of the retinal ganglion cells which sort at the optic chiasm and continue via the optic tracts to the brain. The largest projection is to the lateral geniculate nuclei; other important targets include the superior colliculi and the suprachiasmatic nuclei. Though known as the second cranial nerve, it is considered part of the central nervous system.
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Optic nerve as an Organ

Optic nerve (organ): The optic nerve is one of 12 pairs of cranial nerves that originate...more »

Optic nerve (organ): The optic nerve connects the retina (which receives visual images) to the brain's visual processing areas.

Optic nerve (organ): The optic nerve is a bundle of more than 1 million nerve fibers. It connects the retina, the light... (Source: excerpt from Facts About Glaucoma: NEI)

Optic nerve (organ): See Optic nerve (organ information).

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