The lamina terminalis and its role in fluid and electrolyte homeostasis.

  title={The lamina terminalis and its role in fluid and electrolyte homeostasis.},
  author={P K Mckinley and Gerstberger and Mathai and Oldfield and Schmid},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  volume={6 4},
The lamina terminalis, which forms most of the anterior wall of the third ventricle, consists of the median preoptic nucleus and two circumventricular organs (CVOs), the subfornical organ and organum vasculosum of the lamina terminalis. These latter two regions lack a blood-brain barrier and, unlike other regions of the brain, are influenced by the hormonal and ionic composition of the blood. The CVOs of the lamina terminalis are rich in receptors for a number of circulating peptides and the… CONTINUE READING
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