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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The ventral part of the nucleus also sends fibers through the medial forebrain bundle to the medial preoptic and anterior hypothalamic areas, to the lateral hypothalamic area and the dorsomedial nucleus, to the mammillary body (including the supramammillary region), and the ventral tegmental area.
Its apex, which is open, is estimated by the distance between the caudal mammillary body surface superiorly and the belly of the pons inferiorly.
Mammillary body and cerebellar shrinkage in chronic alcoholics with and without amnesia.