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striatum

Syllabification: stri·a·tum
Pronunciation: /ˌstrīˈādəm
 
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Definition of striatum in English:

noun (plural striata /-ˈātə/)

Anatomy
Short for corpus striatum.
Example sentences
  • Men who responded to fluoxetine, in addition, showed changes in certain lower brain areas - brainstem, hippocampus, striatum and anterior insula.
  • The principal mesencephalic projection to the striatum originates from the substantia nigra pars compacta.
  • Instead, the brain showed neuronal loss, gliosis, and glial cytoplasmic inclusions in the striatum and substantia nigra, leading to the diagnosis of striatonigral degeneration.

Derivatives

striatal

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Patients on active medication who failed to improve did not sustain the brainstem, striatal and hippocampus changes unique to antidepressant responders.
  • At autopsy, the brain showed mild basal ganglia atrophy and substantia nigra depigmentation, with extensive striatal and substantia nigral neuronal loss and astrogliosis.
  • The placebo induced a significant release of dopamine from the damaged striatal neurons, detectable by positron emission tomography.

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