retinohypothalamic love



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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the retina and the hypothalamus; used especially of the retinohypothalamic tract, a photic input pathway involved in the circadian rhythms of mammals.


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  • There is a pathway from the retinas to the hypothalamus, called the retinohypothalamic tract.


  • Lenn NJ (1972) A retinohypothalamic projection in the rat.

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  • The only well developed visual domains are those involved in controlling the circadian and circannual biological rhythms - the suprachiasmatic nucleus and the retinohypothalamic projections.

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  • Miyamoto Y, Sancar A (1998) Vitamin B2-based blue-light photoreceptors in the retinohypothalamic tract as the photoactive pigments for setting the circadian clock in mammals.

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