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paraventricular nucleus

paraventricular nucleus in Medicine

paraventricular nucleus par·a·ven·tric·u·lar nucleus (pār'ə-věn-trĭk'yə-lər)
n.
A triangular group of large neurons in the periventricular zone of the front half of the hypothalamus, functionally associated with the rear lobe of the pituitary gland.

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