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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For the caudate nucleus (CN) connectivity, the seed region of interest was placed on the CN, which is isolated by the adjacent structures (medial boundary: the lateral ventricle; lateral boundary: the anterior limb of the internal capsule) (1).
Fractional anisotropy and radial diffusivity: diffusion measures of white matter abnormalities in the anterior limb of the internal capsule in schizophrenia.
Kohl's meta-analysis of 25 published DBS studies, electrode placement in four different DBS target structures produced similar results: the nucleus accumbens, the anterior limb of the internal capsule, the ventral striatum, and the sub-thalamic nucleus.
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.

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