Elevation on the ventral surface of the brain located at the zone of attachment between the hypothalamic floor and the hypophysis (Butler and Hodos, Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy, 2nd ed., 2005, pg. 446). [ ]

Synonyms: median eminence of hypothalamus median eminence of tuber cinereum eminentia mediana hypothalami median eminence of posterior lobe of pituitary gland median eminence

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Term information


uberon_slim, pheno_slim

latin term
eminentia postinfundibularis [ NeuroNames:402 ]

latin term
eminentia mediana hypothalami [ FMA:74634 FMA:TA ]

ME [ BIRNLEX:925 NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource ]

latin term
eminentia mediana [ NeuroNames:402 ]

latin term
eminentia mediana hypothalami [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Median_eminence ]

latin term
eminentia medialis (Shantha) [ NeuroNames:402 ]

depicted by


external definition

Region of the neurohypophysis.[AAO]

has related synonym

eminentia postinfundibularis
medial eminence
eminentia mediana
eminentia mediana hypothalami
eminentia medialis (Shantha)

homology notes

It (the hypophysis) develops embryonically in all vertebrates from two ectodermal evaginations that meet and unite. An infundibulum grows ventrally from the diencephalon of the brain, and Rathke's pouch extends dorsally from the roof of the developing mouth, or stomodaeum. The infundibulum remains connected to the floor of the diencephalon, which becomes the hypothalamus, and gives rise to the part of the gland known as the neurohypophysis. (...) Rathke's pouch loses its connection with the stomodaeum in most adult vertebrates and gives rise to the rest of the gland, the adenohypophysis. (...) A well-developed hypophyseal system with functional connections to the hypothalamus is unique to craniates.[well established][VHOG]