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ventricle

Anatomy
1. a chamber of the heart, having thick muscular walls, that receives blood from the atrium and pumps it to the arteries
2. any one of the four main cavities of the vertebrate brain, which contain cerebrospinal fluid
3. any of various other small cavities in the body

ventricle

[′ven·trə·kəl]
(anatomy)
A chamber, or one of two chambers, in the vertebrate heart which receives blood from the atrium and forces it into the arteries by contraction of the muscular wall.
One of the interconnecting, fluid-filled chambers of the vertebrate brain that are continuous with the canal of the spinal cord.
(zoology)
A cavity in a body part or organ.
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The CT and later MRI of the head showed a small colloid cyst of the third ventricle, about 9 mm in diameter, which was already narrowing left foramen Monroe.
While stem cells from the lateral ventricle and the third ventricle are both able to differentiate into a wide range of cell types, they express different kinds of genes and, as Gutmann and his colleagues showed, behave in different ways to the same genetic changes.
Larger cysts, three or more centimeters in diameter will widen the third ventricle while smaller cysts (less than one centimeter) are not seen with the naked eye.
Meningiomas of the third ventricle in children; review of the literature and report of two cases with uneventful recovery after surgery.
Differential cognitive effects of colloid cysts in the third ventricle that spare or compromise the fornix.
This would afford easier access of the instruments to the floor of the third ventricle.
Other less common locations reported include the third ventricle, septum pellucidum, intraparenchymal, or in the spinal cord.
Thus, by forming a new CSF communication bypass between the third ventricle and the subarachnoid space normal flow can be restored.
The third ventricle runs along the median plane of the hypothalamus dividing into left and right halves.
After 20 days, animals in groups 1 and 3 received a daily infusion of 1 [micro]g galanin and groups 2 and 4 received a daily infusion of 2 [micro]g galanin into their third ventricle for 5 days.
Abstract: A colloid cyst, also called a neuroepithelial cyst, is a slow-growing, benign tumor that occurs in the anterior third ventricle.
The right one was opened using the monopolar as a stiletto, permitting penetration to the third ventricle.