Definitions for "Caudate nucleus"
One of the basal ganglia of the forebrain. Together with the putamen, the caudate nucleus is part of the striatum.
one of the two structures that make up the basal ganglia; it is divided into a head, body, and tail and is bounded on one side by the lateral ventricle
(L. having a tail): One of the nuclei belonging to the basal ganglia located lateral to the thalamus. The nucleus consists of an enlarged head that bulges into the lateral wall of the frontal horn of the lateral ventricle, a body adjioning the dorsolateral thalamus and an attenuated tail that extends into the temporal horn of the lateral ventricle within its roof. See neostriatum
One of the cerebral nuclei of the extrapyramidal system; involved with the unconscious control of muscular activity.