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Limbic System MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


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Limbic System
Tree Number(s)
A08.186.211.180
Unique ID
D008032
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008032
Scope Note
A set of forebrain structures common to all mammals that is defined functionally and anatomically. It is implicated in the higher integration of visceral, olfactory, and somatic information as well as homeostatic responses including fundamental survival behaviors (feeding, mating, emotion). For most authors, it includes the AMYGDALA; EPITHALAMUS; GYRUS CINGULI; hippocampal formation (see HIPPOCAMPUS); HYPOTHALAMUS; PARAHIPPOCAMPAL GYRUS; SEPTAL NUCLEI; anterior nuclear group of thalamus, and portions of the basal ganglia. (Parent, Carpenter's Human Neuroanatomy, 9th ed, p744; NeuroNames, http://rprcsgi.rprc.washington.edu/neuronames/index.html (September 2, 1998)).
NLM Classification #
WL 314
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/06/30
Limbic System Preferred
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