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Descriptions 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.
Source: CRISP

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)

Summary Information: Hippocampus

Hippocampus: The hippocampus is a paired structure in the brain located in the temporal lobe. The hippocampus is involved with memory and possibly spatial cognition. Spatial cognition is the ability to picture three dimensional images and memories and use them in functioning and navigation.

Conditions that can afflict the hippocampus include Alzheimer's disease, medial temporal lobe seizures, encephalitis, post-traumatic stress disorder, atrophy, head trauma, tumors, stroke, and infection.

Closely Related Organs: Hippocampus

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Hippocampus

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Sub Parts: Hippocampus

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Hippocampus

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