epithalamus


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epithalamus

 [ep″ĭ-thal´ah-mus]
the part of the diencephalon just superior and posterior to the thalamus, comprising the pineal body and adjacent structures.

ep·i·thal·a·mus

(ep'i-thal'ă-mŭs), [TA]
A small dorsomedial area of the thalamus corresponding to the habenula and its associated structures, the stria medullaris of the thalamus, pineal gland, and habenular commissure.
[epi- + thalamus]

ep·i·thal·a·mus

(ep'i-thal'ă-mŭs) [TA]
A small dorsomedial area of the thalamus corresponding to the habenula and its associated structures, the medullary stria, pineal body, and habenular commissure.
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For humans, its expression is low in some areas of the cortex and medium/low in the amygdala, basal forebrain, striatum, claustrum, epithalamus, hypothalamus, and midbrain.
Cervids typically have the most abundant and predictable PrPres in the dorsal motor vagus nucleus (obex), olfactory cortex, and diencephalon (including thalamus, hypothalamus, metathalamus, and epithalamus) (2,33).
The diencephalon develops into the epithalamus, thalamus, hypothalamus, globi pallidi, the pineal gland and the neurohypophysis of the pituitary gland.
Routine tissue samples taken for histological investigation included the following parts of the brain: medulla, pons, cerebellum, quadrigeminal bodies, epithalamus, thalamus, hypothalamus, some parts of the cerebral cortex, and the vascular plexus of the lateral ventricles.