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Hippocampus

Introduction: Hippocampus

Description of Hippocampus

Hippocampus: a complex neural structure (shaped like a sea horse) consisting of gray matter and located on the floor of each lateral ventricle; intimately involved in motivation and emotion as part of the limbic system; has a central role in the formation of memories.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Hippocampus: a layer of gray matter lying along the floor of the lateral ventricle of the brain, comprised of cholinergic and possibly glutamatergic fibers, believed to be the critical brain structure underlying learning and memory.
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Hippocampus: A curved elevation of gray matter extending the entire length of the floor of the temporal horn of the lateral ventricle (Dorland, 28th ed). The hippocampus, subiculum, and DENTATE GYRUS constitute the hippocampal formation. Sometimes authors include the ENTORHINAL CORTEX in the hippocampal formation.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Hippocampus: A curved elevation of gray matter extending the entire length of the floor of the temporal horn of the lateral ventricle (Dorland, 28th ed). The hippocampus, subiculum, and DENTATE GYRUS constitute the hippocampal formation. Sometimes authors include the ENTORHINAL CORTEX in the hippocampal formation.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Hippocampus as an Organ

Hippocampus (organ): The hippocampus is a paired structure in the brain located in the temporal lobe....more »

Hippocampus (organ): See Hippocampus (organ information).

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Related Topics

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Broader terms for Hippocampus

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The term Hippocampus can be used for:

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Other terms that may be related to Hippocampus:

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Hierarchical classifications of Hippocampus

The following list attempts to classify Hippocampus into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • neural structure
  • anatomical structure,bodily structure,body structure,complex body part,structure
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MESH - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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