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.
Periodic alternating nystagmus in an alcoholic with small mammillary bodies.
the cortex, anterior hippocampus, mammillary bodies, and corpus callosum).