pineal ventricle
recessus pinealis.

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  • Pineal gland — A small gland located deep within in the brain. It is believed to secrete melatonin, and may therefore be part of the body’s sleep regulation apparatus. * * * pineal gland n a small body that arises from the roof of the third ventricle and is… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Pineal recess — Infobox Brain Name = PAGENAME Latin = recessus pinealis GraySubject = 189 GrayPage = 816 Caption = Median sagittal section of brain. (Pineal recess not labeled, but region is visible.) Caption2 = IsPartOf = Components = Artery = Vein =… …   Wikipedia

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