Optic recess

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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.)
Details
Latin recessus supraopticus
Identifiers
Gray's p.816
NeuroNames hier-440
NeuroLex ID Optic recess of third ventricle
Dorlands
/Elsevier
r_05/12696889
TA A14.1.08.418
FMA 78455
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

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 in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)