Corpus striatum

The corpus striatum is a collective name given to the caudate nucleus and lentiform nucleus within the basal ganglia.

History and etymology

The term originates from the Latin "striatus", meaning "striped", referring to the caudatolenticar bridges of grey matter crossing the internal capsule from the putamen to the caudate nucleus 2.

Anatomy: Brain

Anatomy: Brain

Article information

rID: 5819
Section: Anatomy
Tag: stub, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Striatum

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Cases and figures

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  • Figure 2
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  • Case 1: striatal infarct
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  • Organisational structure of basal ganglia
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