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Amygdaloid nucleus

noun
1.
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.  Synonyms: amygdala, corpus amygdaloideum.






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Words linked to "Amygdaloid nucleus" :   visceral brain, basal ganglion, temporal ccortex, amygdala, corpus amygdaloideum, limbic brain, temporal lobe, limbic system



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