Ventral striatum

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Ventral striatum
Latin Striatum ventrale
NeuroLex ID Ventral striatum
TA A14.1.09.439
FMA 77614
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The ventral striatum is a portion of the striatum which functions as part of the reward system.[1] It consists of the nucleus accumbens, olfactory tubercle,[2] and islands of Calleja.

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  1. ^ Gregorios-Pippas L, Tobler PN, Schultz W (March 2009). "Short-term temporal discounting of reward value in human ventral striatum". J. Neurophysiol. 101 (3): 1507–23. doi:10.1152/jn.90730.2008. PMC 2666398. PMID 19164109. 
  2. ^ Ubeda-Bañon I, Novejarque A, Mohedano-Moriano A et al. (2007). "Projections from the posterolateral olfactory amygdala to the ventral striatum: neural basis for reinforcing properties of chemical stimuli". BMC Neurosci 8: 103. doi:10.1186/1471-2202-8-103. PMC 2216080. PMID 18047654. 

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