Alveus of hippocampus

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Alveus of the hippocampus
Inferior and posterior cornua, viewed from above. (Alveus not labeled, but "fimbria hippocampus" is identified at center right.)
Latin alveus hippocampi
NeuroNames hier-168
NeuroLex ID Alveus
TA A14.1.09.333
FMA 83867
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The alveus of the hippocampus borders the wall of the lateral ventricle and is composed of white, myelinated fibers. The alveus arises from cell bodies in the subiculum and hippocampus, and eventually merges with the fimbria of the hippocampus. The fimbria goes on to become the fornix. These structures are part of the limbic system.

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  • "Alveus of the hippocampus." Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 27th ed. (2000). ISBN 0-683-40007-X
  • Haines, Duane E. Fundamental Neuroscience, 2nd ed. (2002). ISBN 0-443-06603-5

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