nucleus accumbens

noun

nucleus ac·​cum·​bens -ə-ˈkəm-bənz How to pronounce nucleus accumbens (audio)
: 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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“Nucleus accumbens.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/nucleus%20accumbens. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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