Sensory circumventricular organs in health and disease

  title={Sensory circumventricular organs in health and disease},
  author={S{\'i}lvia S{\'i}so and M Haddad Jeffrey and Lorenzo Gonz{\'a}lez},
  journal={Acta Neuropathologica},
Circumventricular organs (CVOs) are specialized brain structures located around the third and fourth ventricles. They differ from the rest of the brain parenchyma in that they are highly vascularised areas that lack a blood–brain barrier. These neurohaemal organs are classified as “sensory”, when they contain neurons that can receive chemical inputs from the bloodstream. This review focuses on the sensory CVOs to describe their unique structure, and their functional roles in the maintenance of… CONTINUE READING