Definition of Lenticular nucleus

1. Noun. A basal ganglion shaped like a lens and including the outer reddish putamen and the inner pale yellow pallidum.

Exact synonyms: Lentiform Nucleus
Generic synonyms: Basal Ganglion
Terms within: Globus Pallidus, Paleostriatum, Pallidum, Putamen
Group relationships: Corpus Striatum, Striate Body, Striatum

Medical Definition of Lenticular nucleus

1. Lentiform nucleus, the large cone-shaped mass of gray matter forming the central core of the cerebral hemisphere. The convex base of the cone, oriented laterally and rostrally, is formed by the putamen which together with the caudate nucleus composes the striatum; the apical part, oriented medially and caudally, consists of the two segments of the globus pallidus. The nucleus is ventral and lateral to the thalamus and caudate nucleus, from which it is separated by the internal capsule, and together with the caudate nucleus composes the striate body. Synonym: nucleus lentiformis, lenticula. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lenticular Nucleus

lenticular apophysis
lenticular astigmatism
lenticular bone
lenticular capsule
lenticular cloud
lenticular clouds
lenticular colony
lenticular fasciculus
lenticular fossa
lenticular galaxies
lenticular galaxy
lenticular ganglion
lenticular image
lenticular loop
lenticular nucleus (current term)
lenticular papillae
lenticular process of incus
lenticular progressive degeneration
lenticular syphilid
lenticulostriate arteries

Literary usage of Lenticular 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 American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1916)
"Dejerine says the symptom-complex of Wilson's disease has occurred without lesions of the lenticular nucleus. He is unwilling to attribute any positive ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"At the lower level of the lenticular nucleus it destroyed in part the external portion of the putamen in its posterior third. At the level > at which the ..."

3. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1903)
"lenticular nucleus.—This mass of grey matter lies on the Genu of corpus callosum- Anterior horn of lateral ventricle- Head of caudate nucleus - Anterior ..."

4. A Textbook of Human Physiology: Including a Section on Physiologic Apparatus. by Albert Philson Brubaker (1922)
"The lenticular nucleus is an irregularly triangular pyramidal-shaped body and ... A horizontal section of the lenticular nucleus shows that it is divided by ..."

5. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1901)
"Coronal section through the cerebrum so as to divide the head of ihe caudate nucleus in front of [he lenticular nucleus. It is the anterior surface of the ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"It seems to be the first case of the kind carefully studied in the literature. Whether or not the implication of the lenticular nucleus is necessary for the ..."

7. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"It is situated below the anterior part of lenticular nucleus (fig. 306, na). he anterior commissure appears in the anterior part of the third ..."

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