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  Fornix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The fornix is also the name of part of the cervix.
The fornix is a C-shaped bundle of fibres (axons) in the brain, and carries signals from the hippocampus to the mammillary bodies and septal nuclei.
The inferior edge of the septum pellucidum (a membrane that separates the left and right ventricles) is attached to the upper face of the fornix body.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fornix   (235 words)

 Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body. Page 869
Most of the fibers in the fornix, however, pass through the corpora, cross the middle line and turn downward in the reticular formation in which they are said to be traceable as far as the pons and possibly farther.
As the fornix passes beneath the corpus callosum it receives fibers from the longitudinal striæ of the indusium and from the cingulum; these are the perforating fibers of the fornix which pass through the corpus callosum and course in the fornix toward the mammillary body.
Aside from the fibers of the fornix which pass through the mammillary body to decussate and descend (as the mammillo-mesencephalic fasciculus), many fibers are said to pass into the bundle of Vicq d’Azyr, and one bundle of fibers is said to pass from the fornix to the tuber cinereum.
www.bartleby.com /107/pages/page869.html   (597 words)

 Aggleton, John P. & Brown, Malcolm W. (1999) Episodic memory, amnesia, and the hippocampal-anterior thalamic axis.
Taken together, the cases with presumed fornix damage and apparently unchanged memory (Gargcia-Bengochea and Friedman 1987; see also Woolsey and Nelson, 1975) far outnumbered the few single case studies in which fornix damage appeared to be associated with amnesia.
The status of the fornix was examined using MRI, and this revealed a clear association between bilateral fornix damage and a loss of recent verbal and nonverbal memory.
Similarly, fornix lesions on their own have very little effect on the standard DNMS task, but they are able to exacerbate the effects of cutting the ventral amygalofugal pathway/temporal stem which disconnects rhinal projections to the medial thalamus (Bachevalier et al.
www.bbsonline.org /documents/a/00/00/04/20/bbs00000420-00/bbs.aggleton.html   (19853 words)

 Patent 6,264,971
The increased retention of the device fitted in the upper fornix means the device can be used to deliver drugs to the eyes to treat ailments requiring long term continuous treatment, ie one application for the treatment or prevention of infection or allergy or application every 1 to 3 months or longer for chronic diseases.
By locating the device within the fornix, the device is imperceptible to the patient, through restriction of the device to a specific size range and shape, with the upper limit not being governed by the geometric space limitation of the whole eye, and by placement specifically within the fornix, not simply within the conjunctival cul-de-sac.
The insert device of the present invention must be positioned precisely and remain anchored in the upper or lower fornix, known also as the superior conjunctival fornix or the inferior conjunctival fornix, as distinct from the positioning of other kinds of devices anywhere in the conjunctival cul-de-sac.
pharmcast.com /Patents/Yr2001/July2001/072401/6264971_Ocular072401.htm   (1987 words)

 Fornix definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
The fornix in the brain -- a fibrous arching band connecting the two lobes of the cerebrum.
The fornix of the conjunctivae -- loose arching folds connecting the conjunctival membrane lining the inside of the eyelid with the conjunctival membrane covering the eyeball.
"Fornix" is the Latin word for "vault or arch." "Fornix" is closely related to "fornication." It seems that prostitutes in ancient Rome used to hang out under the arches of certain public buildings.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=8504   (260 words)

 Fornix changes corporate structure and presents research results
The provisional results reported by Fornix in August of this year of the STARDROP study among patients aged 6—18 of the safety and efficacy of the Oralgen® Grass Pollen product, which was completed in 2005, have been confirmed by the final report on the study.
Fornix intends to pursue the clinical development of F991 by entering into a cooperation agreement with a suitable pharmaceutical partner and expects the findings of the recent Phase IIA study to improve the prospects of concluding such an agreement.
If Fornix is able to find a partner for F991, it will bring Fornix's last biotech research project to a conclusion, consistent with the strategy adopted by the company some time ago to focus more on projects which are at an advanced stage of development.
www.biotech-intelligence.com /html/html/7d5fe922d9ad7f5ac56c2898d4a21a18.html   (2356 words)

 Fornix and Hippocampal Atrophy in Traumatic Brain Injury -- Tate and Bigler 7 (6): 442 -- Learning & Memory
Because of the length of the axons that comprise the fornix,
Trauma results in fornix and hippocampal atrophy, with degree of atrophy related to severity of injury.
Fornix degeneration and memory in traumatic brain injury.
www.learnmem.org /cgi/content/full/7/6/442   (2497 words)

 Fornix Medical Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Fornix Medical Systems was established in 2000 under the name Best Medical International BV.
Fornix Medical Systems is located in Beuningen (Gelderland), the Netherlands.
Fornix Medical Systems has an unique powerful combination of skills and resources that provides a platform for delivering strong growth in today's rapidly changing healthcare environment.
www.fornixmedicalsystems.com   (124 words)

 Fiber Content of the Fornix in Schizophrenia: Lack of Evidence for a Primary Limbic Encephalopathy -- Chance et al. 156 ...
The fornix arises from the fimbria on the anterosuperior curvature
extent gender have an influence on the neuroanatomy of the fornix.
Supprian T, Hofmann E: The fornix of the human brain: evidence of left/right asymmetry on axial MRI scans.
ajp.psychiatryonline.org /cgi/content/full/156/11/1720   (2743 words)

 ICP monitors
The crura of the fornix apply to the fimbria at the level of the posterior end of the hippocampus.
The postcommissural fornix, of which 1/2 of the fibers travel to the mamillary body and anterior hypothalamus and the other 1/2 reach the midbrain via the median forebrain bundle and synapse with neurons in the reticular formation and the periacqueductal grey matter.
Lesions of the fornix or mamillary bodies are sometimes accompanied by anterograde amnesia.
www.ucsf.edu /nreview/02.1-Anatomy-Brain&SC/LimbicSystem.html   (1295 words)

 Amnesia due to Fornix Infarction -- Moudgil et al. 31 (6): 1418 -- Stroke   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
infarction of the anterior portion of the fornix.
The fornix has been shown to be diffusely involved in focal encephalitis.
fornix, and the anteroinferior aspect of the striatum.
stroke.ahajournals.org /cgi/content/full/31/6/1418   (1261 words)

 Gross morphology and morphometric sequelae in the hippocampus, fornix, and corpus callosum of patients with severe ...
Gross morphology and morphometric sequelae in the hippocampus, fornix, and corpus callosum of patients with severe non-missile traumatic brain injury without macroscopically detectable lesions: a T1 weighted MRI study -- Tomaiuolo et al.
correlated with the volume of the fornix and the corpus callosum.
of the hippocampus and the fornix have yielded inconsistent
jnnp.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/full/75/9/1314   (4911 words)

 DJO | Digital Journal of Ophthalmology
Transposition of salivary gland ducts to the lower lid fornix is surgically possible but the unevenness of the salivary secretion during the day has been a problem (6).
The possibility of implanting a valve shunt diverting aqueous to the lower lid fornix, thereby wetting the ocular surface, was discussed in detail with the patient who desired to have the operation done in her worse, right eye.
The distal tube was tied to a 4-0 silk suture and the needle was passed temporally under the conjunctiva to about midpoint of the fornix where it was exited upwards, and the tube was pulled through.
www.djo.harvard.edu /site.php?url=/physicians/oa/779   (2658 words)

 Uterine fornix definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Uterine fornix: The fornix of the uterus (known in medical Latin as the "fornix uteri") refers to the anterior (front) and posterior (back) recesses into which the upper vagina is divided.
The fornix in the brain is a fibrous arching band connecting the two lobes of the cerebrum.
The fornix conjunctivae refers to loose arching folds connecting the conjunctival membrane lining the inside of the eyelid with the conjunctival membrane covering the eyeball.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=8508   (284 words)

 The Human Brain
The word fornix means vault and also is surrounded by lamina cinerea which are folds of nerve tissue behind the Pineal Gland.
The fornix has front pillars which are connected to a line that runs from the Pineal.
The opening in the fornix by which the energy may travel from one side to the other.
www.hiddenmeanings.com /brain.html   (1411 words)

 Differential cognitive effects of colloid cysts in the third ventricle that spare or compromise the fornix -- Aggleton ...
The fornix is present in cases 1, 2, 3 and 6, but is absent bilaterally in cases 4 and 5.
In case 7 the fornix is absent yet the degree of ventricular enlargement is minimal.
of surgical transection of the fornix (Garcia-Bengochea and
brain.oxfordjournals.org /cgi/content/full/123/4/800   (7094 words)

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I-11 Three-dimensional organization of the hippocampal formation and fornix The fornix, a C-shaped structure, is the major efferent pathway of the hippocampal formation.
The fornix contains axons derived from pyramidal cells in the subiculum, and to a lesser extent, the axons of pyramidal cells of the hippocampus.
The medial mammillary nucleus is the principal termination of the fornix.
www.columbia.edu /itc/hs/medical/neuralsci/2003/lab/Lab13_LimbicSystem/NAlab13_LimbicSystem.doc   (1924 words)

 Dacryo-fornix-rhinostomy with buccal mucosa
The exposed nasal mucosa is sutured to the posterior lip of fornix conjunctiva, and a piece of buccal mucosa is sutured between the anterior lip of the conjunctival wound and the nasal mucosa at anterior part of bone window.
INCISION OF CONJUNCTIVAL FORNIX: Opening of the infero-medial fornix conjunctiva: an incision is made starting from the inferior part of the caruncula along the bottom of the infero-medial fornix and thoughout the length of its internal third.
Opening in the subcaruncular fornix: with the adduction and abduction of the eyeball and with blinking, the inferomedial fornix changes its internal pressure, and shape, and acts in a certain manner as a pump (certainly far less effective than that of the canaliculi).
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Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Fornix Biosciences NV shares rose 14 percent after Geert Schaaij, International Assets' head of investments, advised buying the stock of the Dutch maker of allergy treatments for humans and dogs on a television program.
Cees Bergman, chief executive officer of Lelystad, Netherlands-based Fornix, said he watched the program and had been unaware his company would be mentioned.
``He said yesterday he was suggesting Fornix, with a share price-increase potential of 50 percent to 100 percent,'' Bergman said of Schaaij in an interview.
quote.bloomberg.com /apps/news?pid=delivery&sid=acivc3IO5GBM&refer=na   (203 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The regenerating fornix fibers followed the origi- nal pathway, reinnervated their appropriate target, the mammil- lary body, were remyelinated and attained nearly normal conduc- tion properties.
The present results demonstrate that the failure of postcommissural fornix regeneration in rat brain, in fact, depends upon the formation of an axon growth-inhibiting BM at the lesion site that is oriented perpendicular to the tract course.
From these data we conclude that the reorganization of the fornix tract is accompanied by structural and functional recovery of the regenerated axons.
www.wipo.int /cgi-pct/guest/getbykey5?KEY=98/51708.981119&ELEMENT_SET=DECL   (3452 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Unilateral aspirative lesions are made by suction through the cingulate cortex, completely transecting the fimbria fornix unilaterally, and (optionally) removing the dorsal tip of the hippocampus as well as the overlying cingulate cortex to inflict a partial denervation on the hippocampus target.
At the level of the foramen of Monro, the fornix is easily visualized as a discrete 2-3 mm wide white fiber bundle.
In still other illustrative embodiments, the fornix lesion can be created by excitotoxically, or by other chemical means, inhibiting or ablating fornix neurons, or the cells of the hippocampus which are innervated by fornix neurons.
www.wipo.int /cgi-pct/guest/getbykey5?KEY=01/68137.010920&ELEMENT_SET=DECL   (8559 words)

 Fornix, fornicate, fornication - MedPix™ Medical Image Database and Teaching Files
Deep within each cerebral hemisphere is an arch of nerve fibers that is aptly named the fornix which means an arch, a vaulted ceiling, a brothel.
Although the fornix is a part of the brain, the limbic system, dealing with strong emotions such as rage, fear and sexual arousal, the anatomical term is strictly architectural.
A fornix is also found at the superior end of the vagina, again, in the architectural sense, describing its "vaulted ceiling" surrounding the cervix of the uterus.
rad.usuhs.mil /medpix/medpix.html?mode=single&comebackto=mode=cat_browse&recnum=5867   (263 words)

 Role of the hippocampal system in associative learning beyond the spatial domain -- Brasted et al. 126 (5): 1202 -- ...
The intact fornix is indicated with an arrow.
Fornix transection impaired the ability to learn novel visuomotor associations but did not impair performance for well-learned associations.
Fornix transection impaired the ability to learn conditional associations regardless of whether the stimuli used were novel or familiar, indicating that the deficit is one of associative learning rather than of discriminating novel stimuli.
brain.oxfordjournals.org /cgi/content/full/126/5/1202   (8698 words)

 BIO 2003: International Biotechnology Marketplace
Fornix BioSciences N.V., a biopharmaceutical company, has four divisions which specialise in biotechnological research, production, marketing and sale of diagnostic and therapeutic anti-allergy products, medical aids and microbiological products and trading in patented pharmaceuticals.
Fornix Theranostics core business is co-development in close relation with end-users, marketing and sales of theranostics.
Fornix Biotech is seeking co-development partners for all biotech projects going into the late clinical trial phase.
www.bio.org /events/2003/intl/profile2.asp?id=162   (165 words)

 Impaired Recency Judgments and Intact Novelty Judgments after Fornix Transection in Monkeys -- Charles et al. 24 (8): ...
Coronal sections from the brains of a normal monkey (A), where the arrow indicates the intact fornix, and subjects FNX 1-3 (B-D), where the fornix has been completely transected at the level of the interventricular foramen.
Owen MJ, Butler SR (1981) Amnesia after transection of the fornix in monkeys: long-term memory impaired, short-term memory intact.
Shaw C, Aggleton JP (1993) The effects of fornix and medial prefrontal lesions on delayed non-matching-to-sample by rats.
www.jneurosci.org /cgi/content/full/24/8/2037   (6298 words)

 Unilateral Lesions of the Cholinergic Basal Forebrain and Fornix in One Hemisphere and Inferior Temporal Cortex in the ...
fornix are a result of surgical disruption to all three structures.
of the anterior temporal stem, amygdala and fornix (Easton and
and fornix in one hemisphere and inferior temporal cortex in
cercor.oxfordjournals.org /cgi/content/full/12/7/729   (5609 words)

 Correction of the inadequate lower fornix in the anophthalmic socket -- MA'LUF 83 (7): 878 -- British Journal of ...
Correction of the inadequate lower fornix in the anophthalmic socket -- MA'LUF 83 (7): 878 -- British Journal of Ophthalmology
Correction of the inadequate lower fornix in the anophthalmic socket
Obliteration of the inferior fornix might occur despite having a good amount of conjunctival tissue.
bjo.bmjjournals.com /cgi/content/full/83/7/878d   (617 words)

 AEGiS-06CROI: The fornix white line is an early indicator of cytomegalovirus encephalitis.
Enhanced signal in the fornix on T2-weighted brain magnetic resonance (MR) scans is found in some patients with AIDS and CMV-E and is referred to as t" />
AEGiS-06CROI: The fornix white line is an early indicator of cytomegalovirus encephalitis.
Enhanced signal in the fornix on T2-weighted brain magnetic resonance (MR) scans is found in some patients with AIDS and CMV-E and is referred to as the FWL.
www.aegis.com /conferences/croi/1999/414.html   (413 words)

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