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Olfactory tubercle
Latin tuberculum olfactorium
Gray's subject #
MeSH [1]

The olfactory tubercle is a structure involved in Olfaction.

It is present in humans, but much smaller than it is in some other animals.

It is a frequent subject of research.[1][2][3][4]

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  1. Ueda S, Sakakibara S, Kadowaki T, Naitoh T, Hirata K, Yoshimoto K (December 2008). Chronic treatment with melatonin attenuates serotonergic degeneration in the striatum and olfactory tubercle of zitter mutant rats. Neurosci. Lett. 448 (2): 212–6.
  2. Carriero G, Uva L, Gnatkovsky V, de Curtis M (March 2009). Distribution of the olfactory fiber input into the olfactory tubercle of the in vitro isolated guinea pig brain. J. Neurophysiol. 101 (3): 1613–9.
  3. de Araujo NP, Fukushiro DF, Grassl C, et al. (January 2009). Ethanol-induced behavioral sensitization is associated with dopamine receptor changes in the mouse olfactory tubercle. Physiol. Behav. 96 (1): 12–7.
  4. Shin R, Qin M, Liu ZH, Ikemoto S (June 2008). Intracranial self-administration of MDMA into the ventral striatum of the rat: differential roles of the nucleus accumbens shell, core, and olfactory tubercle. Psychopharmacology (Berl.) 198 (2): 261–70.

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