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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Changes also appear in other structures involved in memory, such as the hippocampus, mamillary bodies, thalamus, and cerebellar cortex (for a review, see Sullivan 2000).
Fornix: a pathway that carries information in the brain between the hippocampus and the mamillary bodies
Autopsy showed a small focus of perivascular lymphocyte cuffing in the mamillary bodies of the brain, consistent with viral encephalitis.
Memory processes occur throughout most of the brain (striped area) but certain areas within and bordering on the limbic system - notably the hippocampus and mamillary bodies - appear indispensable to memory.
On the sagittal T2-weighted image with FLAIR, an increased signal was noted in the parietal cortex in the post-central gyrus and fornix, mamillary bodies and peri-aqueductal region.