terminal nerve


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

ter·mi·nal nerve

[TA]
delicate plexiform nerve strands passing parallel and medial to the olfactory tracts, distributing peripherally with the olfactory nerves and passing centrally into the anterior perforated substance; they are considered to have an autonomic function, but its exact nature is unknown.
Synonym(s): nervus terminalis [TA]

terminal nerve

a small nerve originating in the vomeronasal epithelium, projecting to the cerebral hemisphere in the region of the olfactory trigone. It is classified by most anatomists as part of the olfactory, or first cranial, nerve. It courses anteriorly along the olfactory tract and passes through the ethmoid bone. It communicates in the nasal cavity with the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve.
References in periodicals archive ?
Key words: Terminal nerve, cranial nerve zero, gonadotropin-releasing hormone, Kallman syndrome.
As the nerve roots leave the intervertebral foramina, they converge, forming trunks, divisions, cords, and then finally terminal nerves.
EPICEPT's products use its proprietary drug delivery technologies to release sustained doses of anesthetic/analgesic agents directly to terminal nerve receptors at the point of pain.
APL's proprietary products use its drug delivery technologies to release sustained doses of analgesic agents directly to terminal nerve receptors at the point of pain.
APL's proprietary products use its patented drug delivery technologies to release sustained doses of anesthetic/analgesic agents directly to terminal nerve receptors at the point of pain.
Type V (5%): T3 joins T2 from the same intercostal space proximally, with Type VI (3%) showing a very proximal branching of the sensory terminal nerves.
The launch of the phase 2 trial follows the recent completion of the phase 1 trials in the US Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a form of neuropathic pain, which is known to occur from damage to terminal nerves in the periphery or dysfunction of those nerves.
It is formed within the psoas major muscle, descends posterolaterally through the pelvis lateral to the femoral artery and vein, and then branches into terminal nerves that supply musculoskeletal structures that allow for thigh flexion, abduction, and lateral rotation from the hip joint.
Even cruise liner terminal nerves have been badly frayed over the summer.
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a form of neuropathic pain; this pain is known to occur from damage to terminal nerves in the periphery or dysfunction of those nerves; this pain is frequently so severe that it makes normal daily life unbearable.
The posterior branch courses posteriorly 10 mm before dividing into two terminal nerves, the nerve to teres minor and the superior-lateral brachial cutaneous nerve.