amygdaloid nucleus


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amygdaloid nucleus

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Noun1.amygdaloid nucleus - 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
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8: CeC - capsular part of central amygdaloid nucleus, CeL - lateral division of central amygdaloid nucleus, and CeM - medial division of central amygdaloid nucleus.
Wyss, "The cortical projection of the basolateral amygdaloid nucleus in the rat: a retrograde fluorescent dye study, "Journal of Comparative Neurology, vol.
This loop was termed the limbic lobe and included the cingulate and parahippocampal gyri and the hippocampal formation, part of the amygdaloid nucleus, the hypothalamus, and the anterior nucleus of the thalamus.