tuberomammillary nucleus
Acronym: TM
The term tuberomammillary nucleus refers to a cell group defined classically by Nissl stain, which is located ventrally in the lateral hypothalamic area at the level of the posterior hypothalamic region . It is found in the human ( Saper-2004 ), the macaque ( Bleier-1984 ) the rat ( Swanson-2004 ) and the mouse ( Hof-2000 ). Authors who consider it and the dorsal tuberomammillary nucleus parts of the magnocellular tuberomammillary nuclei refer to it as the 'ventral part of the tuberomammillary nucleus' ( Koehler-1985; Hof-2000; Swanson-2004 ). Functionally it is part of the behavioral state system ( Swanson-2004 ).

Also known as: caudal magnocellular nucleus, tuberomammillary hypothalamic nucleus, ventral tuberomammillary nucleus, Nucleus tuberomamillarisNeuroNames ID : 427


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