Ventral striatum

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Ventral striatum
purple=caudate, putamen, and amygdala. orange=thalamus. Ventral striatum is the part of the caudate & putamen most to the left.
Two views of a model of the striatum. A: lateral aspect, B: medial aspect. (The lenticular nucleus is an alternative name for the putamen and globus pallidus.)
Latin Striatum ventrale,
corpus 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.

It consists of the nucleus accumbens, olfactory tubercle,[1] and islands of Calleja.

Some sources also include the ventromedial parts of the caudate nucleus and putamen.[2]

It is considered a reward center.[3]

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  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Martin, John Joseph (2003). Neuroanatomy: text and atlas. New York: McGraw-Hill. p. 393. ISBN 0-07-138183-X. 
  3. ^ 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. 

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