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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Mammillary body and cerebellar shrinkage in chronic alcoholics with and without amnesia.
sup][31],[32] In the Papez circuit, the EC and FX are directly connected with the hippocampus while the ANT is indirectly connected with the hippocampus via the FX and mammillary body.
Imaging findings of mesial temporal sclerosis can be very subtle and evaluation of the ipsilateral amygdala, temporal lobe white matter stem, fornix, and mammillary body can be useful in detecting subtle cases.