caudate nucleus

caudate nucleus
caudate nucleus n the one of the four basal ganglia in each cerebral hemisphere that comprises a mass of gray matter in the corpus striatum, forms part of the floor of the lateral ventricle, and is separated from the lentiform nucleus by the internal capsule called also caudate

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nucleus caudatus [TA] an elongated, arched gray mass closely related to the lateral ventricle throughout its entire extent and consisting of a head, body, and tail. The caudate nucleus and putamen form a functional unit (the neostriatum) of the corpus striatum.

Nucleus caudatus (caudate nucleus) in a lateral view of the left side of the brain.

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