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      • General arrangement of diencephalon 
      • Location of the third ventricle and relations
      • Location of the hypothalamus 
      • Function of the hypothalamic nuclei 
      • Anatomy of the optic chiasm and pituitary gland relations, location 
      • Division of the pituitary (hypophysis) into anterior and posterior gland
      • The hypothalamic pituitary axis

NUNC3

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Question 1
Which of the following is a constituent of the epithalamus?
A
Medial geniculate nucleus
B
Lateral geniculate nucleus
C
Adenohypophysis
D
Stia medullaris
E
Stria terminalis
Question 2
Which of the following structures do not lie inferior to the fornix?
A
Interventricular foramina
B
Arcuate nucleus of the tuberal region of the hypothalamus
C
The posterior pituitary gland
D
The subcallosal gyrus
E
The body of the corpus callosum
Question 3
The striatum is comprised of which two structures?
A
Putamen
B
Globus pallidus
C
Thalamus
D
Hypothalamus
E
Caudate
Question 4

Question 1 of 3

Study the image below for the following questions
 

What is the name of structure three?
A
Fornix
B
Corpus callosum
C
Fourth ventricle
D
Habenular commissure
E
Tela choroidea
Question 4 Explanation: 
The tela choroidea (or tela chorioidea) is a region of meningeal pia mater and underlying ependyma that gives rise to the choroid plexus in each of the brain’s four ventricles.
Question 5

Question 2 of 3

What is the function of structure 7?
A
Visual processing
B
Memory processing
C
Sympathetic nervous system regulation
D
Satiety
E
Blood pressure control
Question 6

Question 3 of 3

Label 9 can be compressed when an adjacent structure undergoes metaplastic transformation into an adenoma. Which of the following hormones are not secreted by the named cancerous structure?
A
TSH
B
Dopamine
C
LH
D
FSH
E
ACTH
Question 6 Explanation: 
PRL (prolactin) is synthesised in the anterior pituitary gland in response to decrease in dopamine released from the tuberal arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus.
Question 7
The habenular commissure lies in which relation to the third ventricle?
A
Anterior
B
Superior
C
Medial
D
Lateral
E
Inferior
Question 8
What lies immediately inferior to the anterior commissure in the midline?
A
The subcallosal gyrus
B
The splenium of the corpus callosum
C
The body of the corpus callosum
D
The lamina terminals
E
None of the above
Question 9
Which of the following describes the function of a portion of the diencephalic metathalamus?
A
Auditory relay centre
B
Dopaminergic projection neurons to the anterior pituitary gland
C
Regulation of memory and emotion
D
A connection fibre set to link the amygdala to the anterior thalamic nuxleua
E
A member of Papez circuit
Question 10

Question 1 of 4

Study the image below
 

What is the function of the pinned region?
A
Conduit for CSF
B
Synthesiser of CSF
C
Synthesiser of ADH
D
Secretor of PRL
E
Reabsorption of CSF
Question 11

Question 2 of 4

What is the name of the raised region on which the pinned indentation lies?
A
Hypothalamus
B
Stria medullaris
C
Stria terminalis
D
Metathalamus
E
Thalamus
Question 12

Question 3 of 4

What is the name of the sulcus that forms the inferior-most portion of the largest white matter commissural tract in the human brain?
A
The cingulate sulcus
B
The lamina terminalis
C
The subcallosal sulcus
D
The callosal sulcus
E
The calcarine sulcus
Question 13

Question 4 of 4

The pinned region forms a constituent of which part of the nervous system?
A
Peripheral nervous system
B
The neocortex
C
The diencephalon
D
The metencephalon
E
The rhombencephalon
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