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Medical Term:

ventral striatum


those portions of the striatum located generally inferior to a plane representing the anterior commissure; includes the nucleus accumbens and some nuclei of the olfactory tubercle; may function in motor activities with emotional or motivational origins.

Synonym(s): striatum ventraleTA

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