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Encyclopedia > Suprapineal recess

The suprapineal recess (Latin: recessus suprapineale)is an anatomical structure in the ventricular system of the brain. It is located in the posterior part of the third ventricle, overlying the Sylvian aqueduct. The ventricular system is a fluid conducting system within the brain. ... In the anatomy of animals, the brain, or encephalon, is the supervisory center of the nervous system. ... The third ventricle is one of the four connected fluid-filled cavities within the human brain. ...


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MerckMedicus : Dorland's Medical Dictionary (4441 words)
infundi´buli [TA] infundibular recess: a funnel-shaped depression in the anterior part of the floor of the third ventricle of the brain, within the infundibulum of the hypophysis.
latera´lis ventri´culi quar´ti [TA] lateral recess of fourth ventricle: a narrow, curved prolongation of the cavity of the fourth ventricle of the brain, extending laterally onto the dorsal surface of the inferior cerebellar peduncle; it contains a lateral prolongation of the choroid plexus and provides for the passage of cerebrospinal fluid into the subarachnoid space.
supraop´ticus [TA] supraoptic recess: a depression in the floor of the third ventricle of the brain, between the chiasma behind and the lamina terminalis in front.
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