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Thursday, November 10th 2011

Circumventricular Organs

What is the only paired circumventricular organ?

The area postrema, primarily known for containing the chemoreceptor trigger zone. The mnemonic for the circumventricular organs:
Pineal Gland
Organ vasculosum of the lamina terminalis
Subforniceal organ
Subcomissural organ

Median eminence
Area postrema