Relating to or affecting the pons of the brain.
- 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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