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(hip″ŏ-kam′pŭs )

pl. hippocampi [Gr. hippos, horse + Gr. kampos, sea monster]
Part of the limbic system, located in the medial temporal lobe. It is important in memory consolidation. It is vulnerable to excitotoxic and ischemic damage, is one of the first regions of the brain to degenerate in Alzheimer disease.
hippocampal (hip″ō-kam′păl ), adj.

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