bed nucleus of the stria terminalis


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bed nucleus of the stria terminalis

Any of the many small clusters of neurons on which some axons of the stria terminalis synapse. The bed nuclei lie lateral to the columns of the fornix and dorsal to the anterior commissure.
See also: nucleus
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Bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST): One of the structures that make up the extended amygdala.