internal capsule

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internal capsule

[in′tərn·əl ′kap·səl]
(neuroscience)
A layer of nerve fibers on the outer side of the thalamus and caudate nucleus, which it separates from the lenticular nucleus.
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Fractional anisotropy and radial diffusivity: diffusion measures of white matter abnormalities in the anterior limb of the internal capsule in schizophrenia.
There does not appear to be a significant therapeutic difference between stimulation of the thalamus or globus pallidus although stimulation of the anterior limb of the internal capsule and nucleus accumbens seems to be less effective (25%–50%) for treating TS.
3) Several studies have demonstrated involvement of subcortical areas, particularly the anterior limb of the internal capsule and the bulbar area.
Findings indicated that there was a significant increase in fractional anisotropy (FA) in the left cingulum bundle and anterior limb of the internal capsule in OCD sufferers, as well as a significant decrease in FA in the right cingulum bundle.

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