mammillary body

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Synonyms for mammillary body

one of two small round structures on the undersurface of the brain that form the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix

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The second phase involved the same training as phase one, but with stimuli related to the mammillary bodies, hippocampus and cingulate cortex (remaining comparison stimuli were blank).
Intracranial voyeurism: revealing the mammillary bodies in alcoholism.
To more closely examine brain tissue for neuronal damage, three cross sections of brain (level of optic chiasma, caudal to mammillary bodies and caudal to transverse fibers of the pons) were stained with luxol fast blue-cresyl violet.
The findings at autopsy of perivascular lymphocyte cuffing in mammillary bodies of the brain are not the classic findings reported during the West Nile encephalitis outbreak in New York City (5).
Fornix fibers connect the hippocampus and mammillary bodies and are important for maintaining memory function.