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optic nerve


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The second cranial nerve: a paired sensory nerve that runs from each eye to the brain. It is responsible for conveying visual stimuli received by the rods and cones in the retina to the brain for interpretation. See also optic chiasma.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.


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