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Encyclopedia > Extreme capsule

The extremem capsule is a series of white matter fiber tracts in the brain. These fibers run between the claustrum and the insular cortex. White matter is one of the two main solid components of the central nervous system. ... In the anatomy of animals, the brain, or encephalon, is the supervisory center of the nervous system. ... The claustrum is a thin layer of grey matter lying between the extreme capsule and external capsule in the brain. ... The insular cortex (also often referred to as just the insula) is a structure of the human brain. ...


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Dorlands Medical Dictionary (1807 words)
na, [TA]  internal capsule: a fanlike mass of white fibers that separates the lentiform nucleus laterally from the head of the caudate nucleus, the dorsal thalamus, and the tail of the caudate nucleus medially; it consists of an anterior limb, a genu, and a posterior limb consisting of three parts, thalamolenticular, sublenticular, and retrolenticular.
The internal capsule is known to carry corticofugal (efferent) fibers from the cerebral cortex; its exact role in carrying afferent fibers to the cortex remains uncertain.
adhesive capsulitis,   adhesive inflammation between the joint capsule and the peripheral articular cartilage of the shoulder with obliteration of the subdeltoid bursa, characterized by painful shoulder of gradual onset, with increasing pain, stiffness, and limitation of motion.
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