In depressed people, for instance, the hippocampus tends to be smaller than in healthy people.
Cortisol is bad for your brain, particularly the hippocampus, which encodes memories.
Until now, most research on the brain changes caused by stress has focused on the hippocampus, which processes memories.
There are two denizens of the deep which bear the name of sea-horse—one the tiny hippocampus, the other the mighty walrus.
These little cuirassed fishes consist of two genera, Syngnathus and hippocampus.
The hippocampus, which is otherwise known as the “sea-horse,” affords another interesting example of aquatic locomotion.
The first on the right has two figures of Nereids traversing the sea, one on a sea-bull the other on a hippocampus.
Eventually it ends in the substance of the hippocampus and in the uncus of the temporal lobe.
The little seahorse (Syngnathus hippocampus) is commonly found here.
c.1600, a kind of sea monster, part horse and part dolphin or fish (they are often pictured pulling Neptune's chariot), from Late Latin hippocampus, from Greek hippokampos, from hippos "horse" + kampos "a sea monster," perhaps related to kampe "caterpillar." Used from 1570s as a name of a type of fish; of a part of the brain from 1706, on supposed resemblance to the fish.
hippocampus hip·po·cam·pus (hĭp'ə-kām'pəs)
n. pl hip·po·cam·pi (-pī')
The complex, internally convoluted structure that forms the medial margin of the cortical mantle of the cerebral hemisphere, borders the choroid fissure of the lateral ventricle, is composed of two gyri with their white matter, and forms part of the limbic system.
Plural hippocampi (hĭp'ə-kām'pī')
A convoluted, seahorse-shaped structure in the cerebral cortex of the temporal lobe of the brain, composed of two gyri with white matter above gray matter. It forms part of the limbic system and is involved in the processing of emotions and memory.