oligosynaptic

ol·i·go·sy·nap·tic

(ol'i-gō-si-nap'tik),
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.
Synonym(s): paucisynaptic

ol·i·go·sy·nap·tic

(ol'i-gō-si-nap'tik)
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.
Synonym(s): paucisynaptic.
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The short-onset latency of VEMP indicates that an oligosynaptic pathway is likely involved in its mediation [12].
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 reflex.
In tension-type headache (TTH), central mechanisms are the major factors.1,2 Blink reflex (BR) is an objective neurophysiologic assessment method for trigeminal system, facial nerve and lateral medulla status.3,4 Afferent arc of BR is formed by the sensation fibers of trigeminal nerve while efferent arc is formed by motor nerve fibers.5-8 BR occurs with electrical or mechanical stimulation of supraorbital nerve and includes three responses: Early response is the ipsilateral response to the stimulation (R1), and two late responses are the ipsilateral and contra lateral responses (R2i and R2k).9 R1 is a cutaneous originated oligosynaptic reflex, which is transported by trigeminal afferent nerve fibers.