Definition of Limbic system
1. Noun. A system of functionally related neural structures in the brain that are involved in emotional behavior.
Terms within: Fornix, Trigonum Cerebrale, Amygdala, Amygdaloid Nucleus, Corpus Amygdaloideum, Hippocampus, Cingulate Gyrus, Gyrus Cinguli
Generic synonyms: Neural Structure
Definition of Limbic system
1. Noun. (anatomy) Part of the human brain involved in emotion, motivation, and emotional association with memory; includes amygdala, cingulate gyrus, fornicate gyrus, hippocampus, hypothalamus, mammillary body, nucleus accumbens, orbitofrontal cortex and parahippocampal gyrus. ¹
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Medical Definition of Limbic system
1. Collective term denoting a heterogeneous array of brain structures at or near the edge (limbus) of the medial wall of the cerebral hemisphere, in particular the hippocampus, amygdala, and fornicate gyrus; the term is often used so as to include also the interconnections of these structures, as well as their connections with the septal area, the hypothalamus, and a medial zone of mesencephalic tegmentum. By way of the latter connections, the limbic system exerts an important influence upon the endocrine and autonomic motor system's; its functions also appear to affect motivational and mood states. Synonym: visceral brain. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Limbic system
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1. The Status of Efforts to Identify Persian Gulf War Syndrome edited by Christopher Shays (1999)
"13 The Role of the limbic system in Gulf Wai Disorder and Other Neuro- behavioral/Neuropsychiatric Problems Forced proliferation of white cells apparently ..."
2. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"In: The limbic system: Functional Organization and Clinical Disorders (Doane BK, ... Girgis M. Biochemical patterns in limbic system circuitry: bio- ..."
3. The Never-ceasing Search by Francis Otto Schmitt (1990)
"On the last day of the congress I returned and packed our grips to go to Hakone for the symposium on the limbic system. At the railway station we met a ..."
4. Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders edited by Richard A. Rawson, Rose M. Urban (2000)
"limbic system: A group of subcortical brain structures that are especially concerned with emotion and motivation. Narcolepsy: A disorder characterized by ..."
5. Alcohols Effect on Organ Function edited by Dianne M. Welsh (1997)
"The limbic system The limbic system is an intricate network of structures located ... One function of the limbic system receiving attention from alcohol ..."
6. So, What's All the "sniff" About?: An In-Depth Plea for Sanity and Equal by Tracy Pepe (2000)
"The limbic system was designed to deliver immediate response within three one ... The limbic system delivers speed, but often at the sacrifice of accuracy. ..."
7. Alcohol and the Brain (1993)
"These results are consistent with the hypothesis that diencephalic, limbic system, or basal forebrain structures (which are directly or indirectly ..."
8. The Neuroscience of Mental Health: A Report on Neuroscience Research edited by Stephen H. Koslow (1997)
"Increase the study of normal brain function and behavior, with special reference to the cortex, the limbic system, and those subcortical systems that ..."