Items tagged “central nervous system”
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Metronidazole central nervous system toxicity
Metronidazole, which is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial and protozoal infections can, in exceedingly rare cases, lead to central nervous system toxicity. Epidemiology In a review of the case literature 1, affected patients range widely in age, with the peak incidence occurring in the...
Lateral spinothalamic tract
The lateral spinothalamic tract, also known as the lateral spinothalamic fasciculus, is an ascending pathway located anterolaterally within the peripheral white matter of the spinal cord. It is primarily responsible for transmitting pain and temperature as well as coarse touch. The anterior sp...
Anterior spinothalamic tract
The anterior spinothalamic tract, also known as the ventral spinothalamic fasciculus, is an ascending pathway located anteriorly within the spinal cord, primarily responsible for transmitting coarse touch and pressure. The lateral spinothalamic tract (discussed separately), in contrast, primar...
Superior olivary nucleus
The superior olivary nuclei (or complex, SOC) are a group of nuclei within the pons contributing to the ascending and descending auditory pathways. Gross anatomy The superior olivary nuclei are located in the pons, while the inferior olivary nuclei are located in the medulla. It is generally s...