Having to do with the pons (part of the central nervous system, located at the base of the brain, between the medulla oblongata and the midbrain).

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  • Pontine — Pon tine, a. [L. Pontinus or Pomptinus, an appellation given to a district in Latium, near Pometia.] Of or pertaining to an extensive marshy district between Rome and Naples. [Written also {Pomptine}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pontine — (plaine) (anc. marais Pontins) plaine d Italie (Latium), sur la mer Tyrrhénienne. Cultivée à l époque romaine, elle devint marécageuse. Des travaux accomplis entre 1926 et 1939 en ont fait une région de cultures …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pontine — /pon teen, tuyn/, adj. of or pertaining to the Pontine Marshes. * * * …   Universalium

  • pontine — pon·tine pän .tīn adj of or relating to the pons <a study of pontine lesions> * * * pon·tine (ponґtīn) (ponґtēn) pertaining to the pons; pontile …   Medical dictionary

  • pontine — I. ˈpän.ˌtīn, tēn adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin pomptinus, pontinus, from Pomptinus, name of a local tribe : of or relating to a marshy area between Rome and Naples now largely reclaimed II. adjective Etymology: New Latin… …   Useful english dictionary

  • PONTINE (PLAINE) — PONTINE PLAINE Il n’y a plus de marais Pontins, en dépit de la persistance de cette dénomination, sauf dans le parc national du Monte Circeo. Cette plaine pontine, riveraine de la mer Tyrrhénienne, limitée vers l’intérieur par les monts Albains… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pontine flexure — n a flexure of the embryonic hindbrain that serves to delimit the developing cerebellum and medulla oblongata * * * a flexure in the hindbrain of the embryo; called also basicranial f …   Medical dictionary

  • pontine nucleus — n any of various large groups of nerve cells in the basal part of the pons that receive fibers from the cerebral cortex and send fibers to the cerebellum by way of the middle cerebellar peduncles …   Medical dictionary

  • pontine raphe nucleus — pontine nucleus of raphe n. raphes pontis …   Medical dictionary

  • pontine reticular nucleus caudal — pontine reticular nucleus, inferior intermediate n. reticularis pontis caudalis …   Medical dictionary

  • pontine reticular nucleus oral — pontine reticular nucleus, superior intermediate n. reticularis pontis rostralis …   Medical dictionary

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