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n. pl. cin·gu·la (-lə) Biology
A girdlelike marking or structure, such as a band or ridge, on an animal.

[Latin, girdle, from cingere, to gird; see kenk- in Indo-European roots.]

cin′gu·late (-lĭt), cin′gu·la′ted (-lā′tĭd) adj.
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n, pl -la (-lə)
(Anatomy) anatomy a girdle-like part, such as the ridge round the base of a tooth or the band of fibres connecting parts of the cerebrum
[C19: from Latin: belt, from cingere to gird]
cingulate, ˈcinguˌlated adj
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(ˈsɪŋ gyə ləm)

n., pl. -la (-lə).
any feature that girds part of the body, as a band of muscle or ring of color.
[1835–45; < Latin: girdle, zone =cing-, s. of cingere to gird (see cincture) + -ulum -ule]
cin′gu•late (-lɪt, -ˌleɪt) cin′gu•lat`ed, cin′gu•lar, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cingulum - (anatomy) an encircling structure (as the ridge around the base of a tooth)
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
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From imaging studies of human brains, it was already clear that a region called the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), which is active during the experience of pain, can also become active when observing pain in others.
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Findings from a large-scale meta-analysis of 206 functional imaging studies performed among healthy individuals indicate that rewards activate a valuation system composed of the (ventro-) medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), the (ventral) anterior cingulate cortex, and the (ventral) striatum [10], all key regions of the brain reward system.
used the ReHo method to explore the brain activity characteristics of MDD patients in resting state; the results showed that the severity of anxiety was positively related to ReHo in the right insula; the degree of cognitive impairment is positively correlated with ReHo in the right frontal cortex and left anterior cingulate gyrus; late severity was positively associated with ReHo in the right posterior cingulate gyrus and the right insula; the severity of sleep disorders was positively correlated with ReHo in the dorsomedial anterior cingulate gyrus; and desperate severity is positively correlated with right ventral anterior cingulate gyrus and right inguinal reanimation [30].
The MRS results showed that compared to the healthy teens, the GABA to Glx ratio was significantly higher in the anterior cingulate cortex of addicted teens before the therapy.
Most studies have found that levels of glutamate in schizophrenia increase in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (including the anterior cingulate cortex), however, there were no significant differences in other brain regions such as the parietal-occipital lobe, temporal lobe, hippocampus, and thalamus found, when compared with to those without schizophrenia.
Cingulate Therapeutics, LLC, a clinical stage biopharma company, has entered into service agreements with Camargo Pharmaceutical Services, LLC for regulatory consulting and strategic development services.