caudate nucleus

caudate nucleus
The most frontal of the basal ganglia in the brain. Damage to caudate neurons is characteristic of Huntington&’s chorea and other motor disorders.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • caudate nucleus — n the one of the four basal ganglia in each cerebral hemisphere that comprises a mass of gray matter in the corpus striatum, forms part of the floor of the lateral ventricle, and is separated from the lentiform nucleus by the internal capsule… …   Medical dictionary

  • Caudate nucleus — Brain: Caudate nucleus Transverse Cut of Brain (Horizontal Section), basal ganglia is blue Latin nucleus caudatus Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • caudate nucleus — noun a tail shaped basal ganglion located in a lateral ventricle of the brain • Syn: ↑caudate • Derivationally related forms: ↑caudate (for: ↑caudate) • Hypernyms: ↑basal ganglion …   Useful english dictionary

  • caudate nucleus — noun Date: 1902 the most medial of the four basal ganglia in each cerebral hemisphere called also caudate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • body of caudate nucleus — corpus nuclei caudati …   Medical dictionary

  • head of caudate nucleus — caput nuclei caudati …   Medical dictionary

  • tail of caudate nucleus — cauda nuclei caudati …   Medical dictionary

  • veins of caudate nucleus — venae nuclei caudati …   Medical dictionary

  • Caudate — (Latin for tail, and closely related to caudal and coda) can refer to: * Caudate nucleus * Caudate lobe of liver * Cauda equina * Members of the Caudata order …   Wikipedia

  • nucleus accumbens — nucleus ac·cum·bens ə kəm bənz n a nucleus forming the floor of the caudal part of the anterior prolongation of the lateral ventricle of the brain * * * [TA] nucleus accumbens septi a collection of pleomorphic cells in the caudal part of the base …   Medical dictionary

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