paraventricular nucleus


para·​ven·​tric·​u·​lar nucleus -ven-ˈtrik-yə-lər-, -vən- How to pronounce paraventricular nucleus (audio)
: 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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“Paraventricular nucleus.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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