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amygdala

 [ah-mig´dah-lah]
1. an almond-shaped structure.

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]

amygdala

/amyg·da·la/ (ah-mig´dah-lah)
1. almond.
2. an almond-shaped structure.

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.

amygdala

[amig′dələ]
Etymology: Gk, amygdale, almond

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]

amygdala

An almond-shaped brain nucleus at the front of the temporal lobe. The amygdala is concerned with memory registration.

amygdala (·migˑ·d·l),

n a key component of the limbic system in the brain, involved in the experience of anxiety, distress, and fear.

amygdala

1. the corpus amygdaloideum.
2. (rare) a tonsil.
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The sampling strategy consisted of taking samples containing natural zeolites and other secondary minerals filling in amygdales and veins from several outcrops in fresh road cuts and new quarries along the roads Petrographical and microscopy studies were made of specimens of zeolite-bearing rocks to identify mineral species; this led to clarifying and confirming field observations A trinocular Nikon (Labophot2-POL) transmitted light microscope was used to observe the minerals' optical properties in thin sections.
CCortex mimics the structure of the human brain with a layered distribution of neural nets and detailed interconnections, and closely emulates specialized regions of the human cortex, corpus callosum, anterior commissure, amygdale and hippocampus.
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Physiological responses to stress include activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis, regulated by the brain structure known as the basolateral amygdale (BLA).
The data closely emulates specialized regions of the human cortex, corpus callosum, anterior commissure, amygdale and hippocampus.
Amygdaloidal basalt flows have amygdale fillings principally of celadonite and silica minerals, with minor amounts of zeolite.
Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder clinically characterized by the deposition of amyloid protein (amyloid plaques) in the parenchyma of the amygdale, hippocampus, and neocortex (Sisodia and Price, 1995).
Aicha el aaarraga, s'est improvisee medecin et [beaucoup moins que]operait[beaucoup plus grand que] des amygdales en les ecrasant entre ses doigts crochus, soignait les maladies des yeux avec des concoctions d'ail et de plantes
5) of these thin sections showed that magnetic anomalies match with locations of amygdales (similarly to Kletetschka et al.
Les personnes souffrant des amygdales, de diarrhee, de mauvaise haleine, de maux d'estomac et autres peuvent egalement etre a l'origine de contagion[beaucoup plus grand que], a-t-il prevenu.
An obvious example in metabasite is where amygdales contain a variety of individual minerals or mineral assemblages.