Term: paraventricular organ neurotransmitter metabolic process
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Name: paraventricular organ
Synonyms: PVO
Definition: Diencephalic nucleus which is located anterior to the caudal tuberal nucleus and contains tyrosine hydroxylase immunoreactive CSF contacting bipolar cells.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000475]
Name: neurotransmitter metabolic process
Synonyms: neurotransmitter metabolism
Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways involving neurotransmitters, any of a group of substances that are released on excitation from the axon terminal of a presynaptic neuron of the central or peripheral nervous system and travel across the synaptic cleft to either excite or inhibit the target cell.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0042133]   QuickGO   AmiGO