Caudate nuclei
Part of the brain, specifically a part of the striatum within the basal ganglia. The basal ganglia are located at the base of the brain and are composed of 4 clusters of neurons, or nerve cells. This area of the brain is partially responsible for body movement and coordination.

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  • corpus nuclei caudati — [TA] body of caudate nucleus: the part of the caudate nucleus lying in the lateral wall of the pars centralis of the lateral ventricle of the brain, extending posteriorly from the head of the caudate nucleus and continuous with the tail …   Medical dictionary

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