Definition of Caudate nucleus

1. Noun. A tail-shaped basal ganglion located in a lateral ventricle of the brain.

Exact synonyms: Caudate
Generic synonyms: Basal Ganglion
Group relationships: Corpus Striatum, Striate Body, Striatum
Derivative terms: Caudate

Medical Definition of Caudate nucleus

1. Elongated gray mass of the neostriatum located adjacent to the lateral ventricle of the brain. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Caudate Nucleus

caudal peduncles
caudal pharyngeal complex
caudal retinaculum
caudal transtentorial herniation
caudal transverse fissure
caudal vertebra
caudal vertebrae
caudate branches
caudate lobe
caudate nucleus (current term)
caudate process

Literary usage of Caudate nucleus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"We know that irritation of the caudate nucleus in animals may be accompanied by pronounced, though transitory, elevation of temperature. ..."

2. The Anatomy of the Nervous System by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"The caudate nucleus (nucleus caudatus) is an elongated mass of gray matter bent on itself like a horseshoe, and is throughout its entire extent closely re- ..."

3. Lectures on the diseases of the nervous system by Jean Martin Charcot (1881)
"Seat of lesions to which these symptoms belong ; posterior extremity of the optic /Aula mi ; posterior portion of the caudate nucleus ; posterior portion of ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"It is shorter than the caudate nucleus and does not extend as far forward. It is bounded laterally by a lamina of white substance called the external ..."

5. The Applied anatomy of the nervous system by Ambrose Loomis Ranney (1888)
"Some observations in comparative anatomy show a relationship between the caudate nucleus and the motor libers of the leg, and a similar relationship between ..."

6. The Diseases of Children: Medical and Surgical by Henry Ashby, George A. Wright, William Perry Northrup, T. Halsted Myers (1893)
"A third section made lower than the above, and on a level with the upper surface of the cerebellum, and slicing the optic thalamus, caudate nucleus, ..."

7. Textbook of human physiology by Leonard Landois, William Stirling (1889)
"Between the head of the caudate nucleus internally, and the lenticular nucleus ... [The caudate nucleus and lenticular nucleus in their development are ..."

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