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Optic Nerve Diseases MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Optic Nerve Diseases
Tree Number(s)
C10.292.700
C11.640
Unique ID
D009901
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009901
Annotation
SMON: see note on OPTIC NEURITIS; inflamm dis = OPTIC NEURITIS
Scope Note
Conditions which produce injury or dysfunction of the second cranial or optic nerve, which is generally considered a component of the central nervous system. Damage to optic nerve fibers may occur at or near their origin in the retina, at the optic disk, or in the nerve, optic chiasm, optic tract, or lateral geniculate nuclei. Clinical manifestations may include decreased visual acuity and contrast sensitivity, impaired color vision, and an afferent pupillary defect.
Entry Version
OPTIC NERVE DIS
Entry Term(s)
Cranial Nerve II Diseases
Cranial Nerve II Disorder
Foster-Kennedy Syndrome
Neural-Optical Lesion
Optic Disc Disorders
Optic Disk Disorders
Optic Neuropathy
Second Cranial Nerve Diseases
NLM Classification #
WW 280
Previous Indexing
Optic Nerve (1966-1975)
Public MeSH Note
76
History Note
76; was NON MESH before 1976
Date Established
1976/01/01
Date of Entry
1975/07/25
Revision Date
2019/04/08
Optic Nerve Diseases Preferred
Optic Disk Disorders Narrower
Foster-Kennedy Syndrome Related
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