Optic recess

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Brain: Optic recess
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The hypophysis cerebri, in position. Shown in sagittal section. (Optic recess labeled at upper right.)
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Median sagittal section of brain. The relations of the pia mater are indicated by the red color. (Optic recess labeled at lower left.)
Latin recessus supraopticus
Gray's p.816
NeuroNames hier-440
NeuroLex ID nlx_144280

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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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.