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Hypothalamus

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medicoblasto's version from 2016-10-29 01:17

Location of Hypothalamus

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LabelAnswer
AInterthalamic adhesion
BPineal gland
CSuperior colliculus
DAnterior commissure
EInfundibulum Aka: Pituitary stalk
FPituitary gland
GHypothalamus
HMammilary bodies
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Connections of the hypothalamus

Question Answer
Mammillothalamic tractMammillary bodies to anterior nucleus of thalamus (from here they go to cingulate gyrus).
Mammillotegmental tractMammillary bodies to reticular formation and tegmentum.
FornixHippocampal formation to mamillary bodies.
Biggest projection to hypothalamus.Fornix
Medial forebrain bundleConnects hypothalamus with prefrontal cortex and midbrain.
Stria terminalisAmygdala to hypothalamus.
HypothalamospinalAfferents to cranial nerves involved in the ANS. More specifically, craniosacral/parasympathetic, and thoracolumbar/sympathetic systems.
Damage this pathway above T1 = Horner’s syndrome.Hypothalamospinal
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