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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With the exception of the distance from the mammillary body tip to the incisura line the difference in normal and IH groups did not differ significantly for females and males.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated HH displacing mammillary body (Figure 3).
[sup][13],[28],[29] It includes, in order of projection, the hippocampus, FX, mammillary body, ANT, cingulate cortex, parahippocampal gyrus, and EC.