A relatively small region of the hypothalamus located inferior to the hypothalamic sulcus. [ http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/dorsal+hypothalamic+area ]

Synonyms: dorsal hypothalamic zone

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Term information

latin term
nucleus hypothalamicus dorsalis [ NeuroNames:430 ]

latin term
area hypothalamica dorsalis [ NeuroNames:430 ]

latin term
area dorsalis hypothalami [ NeuroNames:430 ]

abbreviation
DH [ NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource BIRNLEX:777 ]

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external definition

Brain structure which is the dorsal most region of the hypothalamus and expands laterally and emerges caudal to the ventral zone and is separated from the median tuberal portion by a deep ventral sulcus. From Neuroanatomy of the Zebrafish Brain[ZFA:0000347, ISBN:3764351209, ZFA:curator].

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nucleus hypothalamicus dorsalis

area hypothalamica dorsalis

area dorsalis hypothalami

id

UBERON:0002954

taxon notes

In humans it contains the following nuclei: portions of the dorsomedial nucleus [TA] (nucleus dorsomedialis [TA]), endopeduncular nucleus [TA]) (nucleus endopeduncularis [TA]), and portions of the nucleus of the ansa lenticularis (nucleus ansae lenticularis

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