Term: hypothalamus neuron
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Name: hypothalamus
Definition: Multi-tissue structure which is the largest portion of diencephalon and is ventrally located. The hypothalamus arises near the end of the segmentation period and the embryonic hypothalamic region gives rise to the neurohypophysis and other diencephalic nuclei.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000032]
Name: neuron
Synonyms: ZFA:0000134
Definition: The basic cellular unit of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the nervous system.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009248]