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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'A role for the GRF-containing pathway from central nucleus of the amygdala to bed nucleus of the stria terminalis in the stress-induced reinstatement of cocaine seeking in rats', Psychopharm., 158: 360-365, 2001.
Ethanol's actions alter or produce lasting synaptic plasticity in a variety of brain regions, including two regions with key roles in alcohol's actions as well as in control of alcohol intake, namely the striatum and the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST).
The anteroventral bed nucleus of the stria terminalis differentially regulates hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis responses to acute and chronic stress.