Definition of Mamillary body

1. Noun. One of two small round structures on the undersurface of the brain that form the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix.

Medical Definition of Mamillary body

1. A small, round, paired cell group that protrudes into the interpeduncular fossa from the inferior aspect of the hypothalamus. It receives hippocampal fibres through the fornix and projects fibres to the anterior thalamic nuclei and into the brainstem tegmentum. Synonym: corpus mamillare, mamillary tubercle of hypothalamus. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mamillary Body

mamey sapote
mamillary bodies
mamillary body (current term)
mamillary ducts
mamillary line
mamillary process
mamillary tubercle
mamillary tubercle of hypothalamus
mamillotegmental fasciculus
mamillothalamic fasciculus
mamillothalamic tract

Literary usage of Mamillary body

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"... (exception: mamillary body and optic chiasm). К is concluded that nicotine has distinct effects on the functional activity of localized brain areas. ..."

2. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"The lower of the two is the divided anterior column of the fornix on its way to the mamillary body ; and the higher is the fasciculus ..."

3. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1921)
"The lower of the two bundles is the divided column of the fornix on its way to the mamillary body ; and the higher is the fasciculus ..."

4. Brain and Spinal Cord: A Manual for the Study of the Morphology and Fibre by Emil Villiger (1918)
"This is a delicate white band, scarcely one millimeter in width, that springs with fine converging fibres at the hind slope of the mamillary body, ..."

5. Anatomical Names by Albert Chauncey Eycleshymer, Daniel Martin Schoemaker, Roy Lee Moodie, Wilhelm His (1917)
"... mamillary body — mandíbula e—33:61 = Body of mandible — maxillae—32:68 = Body of maxilla — maxillae inferioris—33:61 - maxillae ..."

6. The Anatomy of the Nervous System from the Standpoint of Development and by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"... undergo a decussation just behind the mamillary body and are continued in the reticular formation of the brain ..."

7. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1885)
"It extends from the substantia nigra, and possibly from the mamillary body, down to the pons, but does not extend into the medulla. From these statements it ..."

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