supraoptic nucleus of hypothalamus n.
A large-celled, neurosecretory nucleus in the hypothalamus, located over the lateral border of the optic tract, whose neurons produce vasopressin that is released into the general circulation from the axon terminals in the supraopticohypophysial tract.
[soo-pruh-awr-bi-tl] /ˌsu prəˈɔr bɪ tl/ adjective 1. situated above the eye socket. supraorbital /ˌsuːprəˈɔːbɪtəl; ˌsjuː-/ adjective 1. (anatomy) situated above the orbit supraorbital su·pra·or·bit·al (sōō’prə-ôr’bĭ-tl) adj. Located above the orbit of the eye.
- Supraorbital arch
supraorbital arch n. See supraorbital ridge.
- Supraorbital artery
supraorbital artery n. An artery with origin in the ophthalmic artery, with distribution to the scalp and the scalp muscle, and with anastomoses to the branches of the superficial temporal and the supratrochlear arteries.
- Supraorbital foramen
supraorbital foramen n. An opening in the supraorbital margin of the frontal bone at the junction of the medial and intermediate thirds.