Definitions

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  • adj. Relating to the underside of the front of the head

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Situated in front and below or toward the ventral side.

Etymologies

Blend of anterior and ventral (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Specifically, there were two broad areas dense in neurons that responded, both rich in dopamine (a neurochemical related to addictive behaviors): the anteroventral striatum in the middle of the brain (the so-called "pleasure center"), and the orbitofrontal cortex just above the eyes, related to impulse control and the processing of rewards.

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  • * What is it with the eyes of certain waders (and pigeons) - what is that extra little blob they have anteroventral to the pupil?

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  • Using this panic model, we previously showed that inhibiting the anterior third ventricle region (A3Vr; containing the organum vasculosum lamina terminalis, the median preoptic nucleus, and anteroventral periventricular nucleus) attenuates cardiorespiratory and behavioral responses elicited by i.v. infusions of NaLac.

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  • In the lumbus, anterodorsally inclined spinous processes, non-revolute zygapophyses, and the anteroventral orientation of transverse processes indicate the potential for dorsoventral flexion of the trunk and vertebral column in general.

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  • Bright field photomicrographs in high magnification of SP fibers without citraconic anhydride solution in the anteroventral thalamic nucleus.

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  • We have tested five antibodies commonly used in neurochemical human brain studies, specifically at subcortical levels (anteroventral thalamic nucleus, mediodorsal thalamic nucleus, substantia nigra and caudate nucleus).

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