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 (kô′dāt′) also cau·dat·ed (-dā′tĭd)
Having a tail or taillike appendage.

[Medieval Latin caudātus, from Latin cauda, tail.]

cau·da′tion n.
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(ˈkɔːdeɪt) or


(Biology) having a tail or a tail-like appendage
[C17: from New Latin caudātus, from cauda]
cauˈdation n
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(ˈkɔ deɪt)

also cau′dat•ed,

having a tail or taillike appendage.
[1590–1600; < New Latin]
cau•da′tion, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caudate - a tail-shaped basal ganglion located in a lateral ventricle of the brain
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
corpus striatum, striate body, striatum - a striped mass of white and grey matter located in front of the thalamus in each cerebral hemisphere; consists of the caudate nucleus and the lenticular nucleus
2.caudate - amphibians that resemble lizards
amphibian - cold-blooded vertebrate typically living on land but breeding in water; aquatic larvae undergo metamorphosis into adult form
Caudata, order Caudata, order Urodella, Urodella - salamanders; newts; congo snakes
Adj.1.caudate - having a tail or taillike appendage
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
acaudal, acaudate - lacking a tail or taillike appendage
2.caudate - (of a leaf shape) tapering gradually into a long taillike tip
unsubdivided, simple - (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
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The focus of the fMRI analysis was on brain regions implicated in reward and reward valuation, including the orbitofrontal cortex, dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, striatum (caudate, nucleus accumbens, putamen), insula, midbrain, and amygdala, as these regions are activated by desire and rewarding experience, such as consuming high-sugar food.
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However, excess weight was associated with shrinkage in specific regions of the brain: the pallidum, nucleus accumbens, putamen (linked only to a higher BMI) and caudate (linked only to a higher waist-to-hip ratio).
2 A - C) showed diffuse high T1 signal intensity of the right basal ganglia, with involvement of the caudate nucleus and the putamen.
Mild cognitive impairment diagnosis, freezing of gait, hyposmia, reduced dopamine transporter activity in the caudate, and elevated leukocytes in the cerebrospinal fluid were significantly associated with shorter survival in early Parkinson's disease.
Robust analyses including quantitative measurement in multiple tissue punches and in neurons captured by laser microdissection revealed that VY-HTT01 reduced HTT messenger RNA on average by 68% in the caudate, 67% in the putamen, 73% in the thalamus, and 32% in cortical neurons.
The new research suggests that both anxiety and depression are caused by an overstimulation of the caudate nucleus.
The study's secondary endpoint, reduction of brain atrophy (measured by caudate volume) was met.
She was diagnoed with multiple cerebral infarction including bilateral caudate nuclei, bilateral frontotemporal lobes, and left parietal lobe after the operation (Figure 1a).
Another study based on BREATHE cohort (n = 242) found that exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was associated with smaller caudate volumes (Mortamais et al.
Previous electroencephalography showed no relevant findings, but new analysis of a previous MRI demonstrated hyperintensity in cortex and caudate at DWI, suggestive of sCJD (Figure 1).