Definition of pontine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɒntʌɪn/


Relating to or affecting the pons of the brain: patients with pontine haemorrhage
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  • The researchers then used a needle to target and deliver Gd-albumin into the pontine region of the brainstem in three healthy adult monkeys.
  • St. John showed that apneustic breathing caused by rostral pontine lesions disappeared when the animal awoke.
  • Pathologist Dr Adam Coumbe gave the cause of death as pontine haemorrhage, a bleed in the base of the brain.


Late 19th century: from Latin pons, pont- 'bridge' + -ine1.

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