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nuclei of mammillary body


Definition: group of nuclei located in the posterior hypothalamic area; the group consists of a large-celled lateral nucleus of the mammillary body and larger medial nuclei of the mammillary body, dorsal and ventral premammillary nuclei, and supramammillary nucleus; the first two form the elevation seen on the ventral aspect of the diencephalon, the mammillary body.

Synonym(s): nucleus corporis mammillaris lateralisTA, nucleus corporis mammillaris medialisTA, nuclei corporis mammillaris

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