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limbic system

n.
A group of interconnected deep brain structures common to all mammals, including the hippocampus and amygdala, involved in olfaction, emotion, motivation, behavior, and various autonomic functions.

limbic system

(ˈlɪmbɪk)
n
(Anatomy) the part of the brain bordering on the corpus callosum: concerned with basic emotion, hunger, and sex
[C19 limbic, from French limbique, from limbe limbus, from New Latin limbus, from Latin: border]

lim′bic sys`tem


n.
a group of structures in the brain that include the hippocampus, olfactory bulbs, hypothalamus, and amygdala and are associated with emotion and homeostasis.
[1950–55]

limbic system

- From Latin limbus, "edge," it is the network of the brain involving areas near the edge of the cortex and controls the basic emotions and drives.
See also related terms for network.

limbic system

Part of the forebrain encircling the brain stem and largely involved in emotional responses.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.limbic system - a system of functionally related neural structures in the brain that are involved in emotional behaviorlimbic system - a system of functionally related neural structures in the brain that are involved in emotional behavior
trigonum cerebrale, fornix - an arched bundle of white fibers at the base of the brain by which the hippocampus of each hemisphere projects to the contralateral hippocampus and to the thalamus and mamillary bodies
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
amygdala, amygdaloid nucleus, corpus amygdaloideum - 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
hippocampus - a complex neural structure (shaped like a sea horse) consisting of grey matter and located on the floor of each lateral ventricle; intimately involved in motivation and emotion as part of the limbic system; has a central role in the formation of memories
cingulate gyrus, gyrus cinguli - a long curved structure on the medial surface of the cerebral hemispheres; the cortical part of the limbic system
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lim·bic sys·tem

n. sistema límbico, grupo de estructuras cerebrales.
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