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n. pl. a·myg·da·lae (-lē)
Either of two small, almond-shaped masses of gray matter that are part of the limbic system and are located in the temporal lobes of the cerebral hemispheres. Also called amygdaloid nucleus.

[Latin, almond, from Greek amugdalē.]


n, pl -lae (-ˌliː)
(Anatomy) anatomy an almond-shaped part, such as a tonsil or a lobe of the cerebellum
[C16: from Medieval Latin: almond]


(əˈmɪg də lə)

n., pl. -lae (-ˌli)
any of various almond-shaped anatomical parts, as a brain structure of the limbic system that is involved in emotions of fear and aggression.
[1840–45; < New Latin < Latin: almond < Greek amygdálē; compare almond]
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Noun1.amygdala - an almond-shaped neural structure in the anterior part of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum; intimately connected with the hypothalamus and the hippocampus and the cingulate gyrus; as part of the limbic system it plays an important role in motivation and emotional behavior
temporal ccortex, temporal lobe - that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying inside the temples of the head
basal ganglion - any of several masses of subcortical grey matter at the base of each cerebral hemisphere that seem to be involved in the regulation of voluntary movement
limbic brain, limbic system, visceral brain - a system of functionally related neural structures in the brain that are involved in emotional behavior


n. amígdala. V.: tonsil


n amígdala (cerebral)
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More stressed participants also had stronger connections between the amygdala and brain areas linked to emotional distress.
Patients 1 and 2 underwent stereotactic placement of bilateral depth electrodes in the hippocampi (RTD1 to RTD6 along the right hippocampus and LTD1 to LTD6 along the left hippocampus, with LTD1 adjacent to the left amygdala and RTD1 adjacent to the right amygdala),subdural strip electrodes bilaterally on the orbitofrontal cortex (electrodes LOF1 to LOF4 and ROF1 to ROF4, with LOF1 and ROF1 being most mesial and LOF4 and ROF4 most lateral), and subtemporal strips bilaterally on the temporal cortex (LST1 to LST4 and RSTI to RST4, with LST1 and RST1 being most mesial and LST4 and RST4 most lateral).
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