nucleus accumbens

noun
nucleus ac·​cum·​bens | \ -ə-ˈkəm-bənz How to pronounce nucleus accumbens (audio) \

Medical Definition of nucleus accumbens

: a nucleus forming the floor of the caudal part of the anterior prolongation of the lateral ventricle of the brain and receiving dopaminergic innervation from the ventral tegmental area as part of the mesolimbic pathway

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