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amygdala

 [ah-mig´dah-lah]
1. an almond-shaped structure.
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a·myg·da·la

, gen. and pl.

a·myg·da·lae

(ă-mig'dă-lă, -lē),
1. The lymphatic tonsils (pharyngeal, palatine, lingual, laryngeal, and tubal).
2. General term used for the amygdaloid body [TA], which is thought to assess and assign emotional valence to somatic, visceral, and olfactory sensory input.
[L. fr. G. amygdalē, almond; in Mediev. & Mod. L., a tonsil]
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amygdala

(ə-mĭg′də-lə)
n. pl. amygda·lae (-lē)
Either of two small, almond-shaped masses of gray matter that are part of the limbic system and are located in the temporal lobes of the cerebral hemispheres. Also called amygdaloid nucleus.
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a·myg·da·la

, gen. and pl. amygdalae (ă-mig'dă-lă, -lē)
Denoting the cerebellar tonsil, as well as the lymphatic tonsils (pharyngeal, palatine, lingual, laryngeal, and tubal).
[L. fr. G. amygdalē, almond; in Mediev. & Mod. L., a tonsil]
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amygdala

An almond-shaped brain nucleus at the front of the temporal lobe. The amygdala is concerned with memory registration.
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Amigdala. Los deficits en la funcion social representan una caracteristica fundamental de los TEA y aunque la neuropatologia aun no se ha establecido claramente, investigaciones han puesto de manifiesto alteraciones funcionales y morfologicas de la amigala en respuesta a este tipo de funciones (Baron-Cohen et al., 1999; 2000).
Resultados similares fueron encontrados cuando la droga se administro por medio de infusiones, tanto en la region hipocampal CA1 (Ji, Zhang, & Li, 2003) o en los nucleos basolaterales de la amigdala (Hatfield & McGaugh, 1999).
En modelos animales se ha visto que en la amigdala la oxitocina tiene un efecto ansiolitico y es clave para el reconocimiento social.