paraventricular nucleus

noun
para·​ven·​tric·​u·​lar nucleus | \ -ven-ˈtrik-yə-lər-, -vən- How to pronounce paraventricular nucleus (audio) \

Medical Definition of paraventricular nucleus

: a discrete band of neurons in the anterior part of the hypothalamus that produce vasopressin and especially oxytocin and that innervate the neurohypophysis

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