Oligosynaptic | definition of oligosynaptic by Medical dictionary
Referring to neural conduction pathways that are interrupted by only a few synaptic junctions, that is, made up of a sequence of only few nerve cells, in contrast to polysynaptic pathways.
oligosynaptic /ol·i·go·syn·ap·tic/ (-sin-ap´tik) involving a few synapses in series and therefore a sequence of only a few neurons.
Referring to neural conduction pathways that are interrupted by only a few synaptic junctions, i.e., made up of a sequence of only few nerve cells, in contrast to polysynaptic pathways.
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The reason for detecting more frequent SP1 latency abnormalities is that the SP1 response is mediated to the ipsilateral trigeminal nucleus through a mono- or oligosynaptic
circuit and is therefore quantitatively more sensitive, while the SP2 response is elicited by a more complex circuit with a more caudally located polysynaptic chain of interneurons.
The plantar cushion reflex circuit: An oligosynaptic
9 R1 is a cutaneous originated oligosynaptic
reflex, which is transported by trigeminal afferent nerve fibers.
Electrophysiological evidence for crossed oligosynaptic
trigemino-facial connections in normal man.