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dorsal hypothalamic area


Definition: a relatively small region of the hypothalamus located inferior to the hypothalamic sulcus; contains the following nuclei: portions of the dorsomedial nucleus [TA] (nucleus dorsomedialis [TA]), endopeduncular nucleus [TA]) (nucleus endopeduncularis [TA]), and portions of the nucleus of the ansa lenticularis (nucleus ansae lenticularis [TA]).

Synonym(s): area hypothalamica dorsalisTA, dorsal hypothalamic region

See Also: hypothalamus

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