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amygdalar

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adjective amyg·da·lar \ə-ˈmig-də-lər\

Medical Definition of amygdalar

  1. :  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-Taylor, The Chicago Tribune, 22 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 Stenstrom, Nature, 27 Oct. 2005


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