mammillary body

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mammillary body

[′ma·mə‚ler·ē ¦bäd·ē]
(neuroscience)
Either of two small, spherical masses of gray matter at the base of the brain in the space between the hypophysis and oculomotor nerve, which receive and relay olfactory impulses.
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Amygdala = 1, Fornix = 2, Mammillary Bodies = 3, Hippocampus = 4, Cingulate Cortex = 5.
001) as well as between the lateral area and the medial area of the mammillary bodies (r = .
Intracranial voyeurism: revealing the mammillary bodies in alcoholism.
To more closely examine brain tissue for neuronal damage, three cross sections of brain (level of optic chiasma, caudal to mammillary bodies and caudal to transverse fibers of the pons) were stained with luxol fast blue-cresyl violet.
The findings at autopsy of perivascular lymphocyte cuffing in mammillary bodies of the brain are not the classic findings reported during the West Nile encephalitis outbreak in New York City (5).
Specifically, the nuclei of the temporal lobe, cingulate gyrus, gyrus rectus of the cerebral cortex, hypothalamus, hippocampus, and mammillary bodies affect the erectile response in animals and humans (Siroky & Krane, 1983).