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Recommended video: Hippocampus and fornix [12:00]
Hippocampus, fornix and neighbouring structures.

The alveus is a thin sheet of white matter formed by the axons of the hippocampal pyramidal cells and covering the ventricular surface of the hippocampus

The ventricular cavity of the hippocampus is covered by the ependymal cells.

It consists of myelinated afferents and efferents travelling posteriorly and then converging medially to form the fimbria of the fornix. These structures are part of the limbic system

The hippocampus is an important component of the human brain and is located deep in the temporal lobe. It plays an important role in the process of learning, the formation of new memories and the reproductive cycle.

Terminology English: Alveus
Definition The alveus is a thin sheet of white matter covering the ventricular surface of the hippocampus.

Learn more about the histology of the hippocampal region in the following study unit:

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