"Optic Nerve" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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.
- Optic Nerve
- Nerve, Optic
- Nerves, Optic
- Optic Nerves
- Cranial Nerve II
- Cranial Nerve IIs
- II, Cranial Nerve
- IIs, Cranial Nerve
- Nerve II, Cranial
- Nerve IIs, Cranial
- Second Cranial Nerve
- Cranial Nerve, Second
- Cranial Nerves, Second
- Nerve, Second Cranial
- Nerves, Second Cranial
- Second Cranial Nerves
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