|Brain: Optic recess|
|The hypophysis cerebri, in position. Shown in sagittal section. (Optic recess labeled at upper right.)|
|Median sagittal section of brain. The relations of the pia mater are indicated by the red color. (Optic recess labeled at lower left.)|
|Gray's||subject #189 816|
At the junction of the floor and anterior wall of the third ventricle, immediately above the optic chiasma, the ventricle presents a small angular recess or diverticulum, the optic recess (or supraoptic recess).
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|Epithalamus||Pineal body • Habenula (Habenular nuclei) • Stria medullaris • Habenular trigone|
|Thalamus/nuclei||paired: AN • Ventral (VA/VL, VP/VPM/VPL) • Lateral (Pulvinar) • Metathalamus (MG, LG)
surface: reticulartracts to thalamus: Mammillothalamic tract • Thalamic fasciculus • Lenticular fasciculus • Ansa lenticularis • Medial lemniscus • Trigeminal lemniscus • Spinothalamic tract • Lateral lemniscus
|Hypothalamus||autonomic zones: Anterior (parasympathetic/heat loss) • Posterior (sympathetic/heat conservation)
tracts: Medial forebrain bundlePituitary: (Posterior is diencephalon, but anterior is glandular)
|Subthalamus||Subthalamic nucleus • Zona incerta|
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