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limbic

 [lim´bik]
pertaining to a limbus, or margin.

lim·bic

(lim'bik),
1. Relating to a limbus.
2. Relating to the limbic system.

limbic

/lim·bic/ (lim´bik) pertaining to a limbus, or margin; see also under system.

limbic

(lĭm′bĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characterized by a limbus.
2. Of or relating to the limbic system.

limbic

[lim′bik]
Etymology: L, limbus, edge
pertaining to something that is marginal or at a junction between structures.

lim·bic

(lim'bik)
1. Relating to a limbus.
2. Relating to the limbic system

limbic

pertaining to a limbus, or margin.

limbic conjunctiva
the mucous membrane at the place of transition from corneal to conjunctival epithelium.
limbic system
a system of brain structures common to the brains of all mammals, comprising the phylogenetically old cortex (archipallium and paleopallium) and its primarily related nuclei. It is associated with olfaction, autonomic functions and certain aspects of emotion and behavior.
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sup][1],[2] Among the spectrum of autoantibodies associated with limbic encephalitis (LE), antibodies to a-aminobutyric acid B receptor (GABA [sub]B R) were first described by Lancaster et al.
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LIMBIC RESONANCE THEORY: The limbic system plays an important role in love, attachment, and continuing interpersonal attraction and bonding.
We may have a three-pound neocortex, but our deeply rooted limbic system makes us bigoted, capricious, irrational, petty, and sometimes just stupid.
The middle component is our limbic brain, which is responsible for emotions, trust, loyalty, arousal and memory, among others.
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Among all anatomical areas that comprise the brain, it is possible to highlight the basal nuclei and the structures that are part of the limbic system, highly related to motor functions as well as in learning and memory processes (1).
Mischel calls this the "cool system," as contrasted with the limbic system's fight-or-flight "hot" responses.
4) The (FPR), as others have noted, is a powerful survival mechanism and directly relates to the limbic system.