Term: diencephalic efferent neurons to the lateral line axon
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Name: diencephalic efferent neurons to the lateral line
Synonyms: DELL neuron
Definition: Efferent neurons located ventrally in the diencephalon. The dendrites extend into a large area of the diencephalic neuropil rostral, caudal, lateral and ventral to the cell body. The axon courses dorsally and then caudally through the midbrain. As the axon descends through the brain it gives off branches at several levels. One branch usually exits the brain with the posterior lateral line nerve. The axon can be traced into the cervical spinal cord.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0005806]
Name: axon
Definition: The long process of a neuron that conducts nerve impulses, usually away from the cell body to the terminals and varicosities, which are sites of storage and release of neurotransmitter.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0030424]   QuickGO   AmiGO