Medical Definition of Basal nuclei

1. Nucleus of the cerebral hemisphere that originally included the caudate and lenticular nuclei, the claustrum and the amygdaloid body (complex); functionally the term basal nuclei now specifies the caudate and lenticular nuclei and adjacent cell groups having important connections therewith (subthalamic nucleus; substantia nigra, partes compacta and reticulata); amygdaloid complex now known to be part of the limbic system. Synonym: nuclei basales. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basal Nuclei

basal joint reflex
basal lamina
basal lamina of choroid
basal lamina of ciliary body
basal lamina of cochlear
basal lamina of neural tube
basal lamina of semicircular duct
basal layer of choroid
basal layer of ciliary body
basal medium
basal membrane of semicircular duct
basal metabolic rate
basal metabolic rates
basal metabolism
basal nuclei (current term)
basal nucleus of Ganser
basal part of occipital bone
basal part of pulmonary artery
basal placentation
basal plate of neural tube
basal ration
basal ridge
basal rod
basal seat
basal seat area
basal skull fracture
basal sphincter
basal squamous cell carcinoma
basal striations

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