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subfornical organ


Definition: the intercolumnar tubercle. One of the circumventricular organs., SFO has fenestrated capillaries and is outside the blood-brain barrier. It is thought to be a chemoreceptor zone involved in cardiovascular regulation.

Synonym(s): organum subfornicaleTA

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