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Related to hypothalamic sulcus: interventricular foramen, medial geniculate body, Lamina terminalis, Anterior commissure, Mammillothalamic tract, Pituitary stalk, stria medullaris thalami
a groove in the lateral wall of the third ventricle on either side leading from the interventricular foramen to the apertura aqueductus mesencephali; the sulcus-demarcated boundary between dorsal thalamus and hypothalamus.
A transverse groove along the inside of each lateral wall of the third ventricle of the brain. The sulcus runs from the interventricular foramen back to the cerebral aqueduct, and it marks the boundary of the thalamic nuclei (dorsally) and the hypothalamic nuclei (ventrally).
See also: sulcus
Monro,Alexander, Jr., Scottish anatomist, 1733-1817.
Monro doctrine - states that the cranial cavity is a closed box and that a change in the quantity of intracranial blood can occur only through the displacement of or replacement by cerebrospinal fluid. Synonym(s): Monro-Kellie doctrine
Monro foramen - the short passage that connects the third ventricle of the diencephalon with the lateral ventricles of the cerebral hemispheres. Synonym(s): interventricular foramen
Monro line - Synonym(s): Monro-Richter line
Monro sulcus - Synonym(s): hypothalamic sulcus
Monro-Kellie doctrine - Synonym(s): Monro doctrine
Monro-Richter line - passes from the umbilicus to the anterior superior iliac spine. Synonym(s): Monro line; Richter-Monro line
Richter-Monro line - Synonym(s): Monro-Richter line
Monro,Alexander, Sr., Scottish anatomist and surgeon, 1697-1767.
bursa of Monro - Synonym(s): intratendinous bursa of elbow