Cerebral Hemispheres 2

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Lentiform nucleus

also known as the lenticular nucleus, the lentiform nucleus is a term used to refer to a structure that consists of the putamen and globus pallidus. The name lentiform was applied to the structure because of its lens-like shape when viewed from the side.

Learn more:

Know Your Brain: Globus Pallidus

Know Your Brain: Putamen

The lentiform nucleus is colored red in this image.

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