mammillary body

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Noun1.mammillary body - one of two small round structures on the undersurface of the brain that form the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornixmammillary body - one of two small round structures on the undersurface of the brain that form the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
betweenbrain, diencephalon, interbrain, thalmencephalon - the posterior division of the forebrain; connects the cerebral hemispheres with the mesencephalon
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Participants were instructed via MTS training on five brain structures in the limbic system: amygdala, fornix, mammillary bodies, hippocampus, and cingulate cortex.
Through a complicated, manual-imaging process, researchers discovered that the mammillary bodies of those with sleep apnea were 20 percent smaller than those of people free of the disorder.
15) The reduction in volume of the mammillary bodies cannot be found in controls, patients with Alzheimer disease, or alcohol abusers without a history of WE.