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mammillary

[′ma·mə‚ler·ē]
(anatomy)
Of or pertaining to the nipple.
Breast- or nipple-shaped.
(mineralogy)
Of or pertaining to an aggregate of crystals in the form of a rounded mass.
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Mammillary body and cerebellar shrinkage in chronic alcoholics with and without amnesia.
Regarding the mammillary bodies, group differences were found in medial lateral nucleus, F(2, 41) = 238.
In this study, we focused on the shell gland (uterus tissue near the red isthmus) at about 9 h post oviposition (corresponding to the early stage of active calcification, or to the transition stage from mammillary knob formation to construction of the palisade layer), and identified differentially expressed genes (DE-genes) in the layers with high shell strength compared to those with weak eggshell.
3) Shrinkage of the mammillary bodies is observed only after chronic alcohol consumption, whereas swelling can be observed with acute consumption (Sheedy et al.
The other study, published June 27 in Neuroscience Letters, found that sleep apnea (short interruptions of breathing during sleep) causes tissue loss in brain areas known as mammillary bodies, which help store memory.
The authors believe that lack of oxygen associated with sleep apnea may cause brain cell death in the mammillary bodies, leading to long-lasting brain memory impairments.
In a study, Harper and his team focused on the mammillary bodies, formations shaped like tiny breasts at the base of the brain.
Carol Hill, a geologist at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and colleagues studied mammillary formations in nine caves near the Grand Canyon.
Hill and her colleagues analyzed mammillary formations from nine caves near the Grand Canyon.
14) One specific finding in patients with chronic lesions of WE is mammillary body atrophy.
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.
EAC is composed of internal carotid arteries, such as, caudal communicant, rostral branch, rostral cerebral, and rostral communicant, in the encephalon basis, delimiting important structures, such as, the hypophysis in the central portions, the optical chiasma in the rostral portion, and the mammillary body in the caudal portion of the circuit.