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Lateral mammillary nucleus

Name: Lateral mammillary nucleus
Synonym(s): Lateral mammillary hypothalamic nucleus, lateral mamillary nucleus
Abbreviation: LM
Is part of: Mammillary body
Has role: Head direction, Pitch, Velocity[1]
Super-category: Regional part of brain
*Id: birnlex_1460
Organism: Mouse, Rhesus monkey, Adult human
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Neuronames ID ( what's this?): 396
Brain regions that send axons into this region: Postsubiculum, Parasubiculum, Septum, Supramammillary nucleus, Tuberomammillary nucleus, Dorsal tegmental nucleus [2]
Brain regions that receive axons from this region: Anterodorsal nucleus, Dorsal tegmental nucleus [2]

Neurons in Lateral mammillary nucleus

Head direction cell are neurons that can be found in Lateral mammillary nucleus or its parts.

Inferred incoming projections for Lateral mammillary nucleus

The following brain regions send axons into Lateral mammillary nucleus: Postsubiculum. The statements about these projections are not made on this page, but rather are made on the pages linked here.


  1. Stackman RW & Taube JS (1998) Firing properties of rat lateral mammillary single units: head direction, head pitch, and angular head velocity. J Neurosci 18: 9020-37 PubMed
  2. 2.0 2.1 Vann SD & Aggleton JP (2004) The mammillary bodies: two memory systems in one? Nat Rev Neurosci 5: 35-44 PubMed
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  • This visualization was created by the Scalable Brain Atlas group and is based on the Rhesus Monkey - Paxinos et al. 2000



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Facts about Lateral mammillary nucleusRDF feed
AbbrevLM  +
AbbrevSourceNeuroNames_abbrevSource  +
AfferentProjectionsPostsubiculum  +, Parasubiculum  +, Septum  +, Supramammillary nucleus  +, Tuberomammillary nucleus  +, and Dorsal tegmental nucleus  +
Created19 August 2007  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
EfferentProjectionsAnterodorsal nucleus  +, and Dorsal tegmental nucleus  +
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
Has roleHead direction  +, Pitch  +, and Velocity  +
Idbirnlex_1460  +
Is part ofMammillary body  +
LabelLateral mammillary nucleus  +
ModifiedDate2 February 2015  +
NeuronamesLink  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
SpeciesMouse  +, Rhesus monkey  +, and Adult human  +
SuperCategoryRegional part of brain  +
SynonymLateral mammillary hypothalamic nucleus  +, and lateral mamillary nucleus  +
UmlscuiC0152357, C1289570  +