Definition of Amygdaloid nucleus
1. Noun. 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.
Group relationships: Temporal Ccortex, Temporal Lobe, Limbic Brain, Limbic System, Visceral Brain
Generic synonyms: Basal Ganglion
Medical Definition of Amygdaloid nucleus
1. Almond-shaped group of basal nuclei anterior to the inferior horn of the lateral ventricle of the brain, within the temporal lobe. The amygdala is part of the limbic system. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Amygdaloid nucleus
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1. Morris's Human Anatomy: A Complete Systematic Treatise by English and by Henry Morris, James Playfair McMurrich (1907)
"Apparently the chief connection of the amygdaloid nucleus is with the anterior perforated substance, and this by way of the stria terminate of tlif thalamus ..."
2. The Anatomy of the Nervous System from the Standpoint of Development and by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"Smith (1919), the claustrum, putamen, amygdaloid nucleus, and the greater part of the caudate nucleus are pallia! derivatives and are closely related ..."
3. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1914)
"This is the amygdaloid tubercle, and it is produced by a superjacent collection of grey matter, termed the amygdaloid nucleus. The stria terminalis and the ..."
4. Textbook of Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1905)
"amygdaloid nucleus.—In the forepart of the temporal lobe, in front of, and to some extent above the extremity of the descending horn of the lateral ..."