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amygdalar

adjective amyg·da·lar \ ə-ˈmig-də-lər \

medical Definition of amygdalar

:of, relating to, or affecting the amygdala :amygdaloid
  • Those who had been very shy as children had more amygdalar activity when looking at unfamiliar faces than adults who had been very outgoing.
  • —Shannah Tharp-TaylorThe Chicago Tribune22 June 2003
  • For these reasons, further investigation of amygdalar processes in relation to the hippocampus and dreaming might help to clarify the neural underpinnings of episodic memory organization during sleep.
  • —Tore A. Nielsen and Philippe StenstromNature27 Oct. 2005

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