The ventral pallidum

The ventral pallidum is a structure within the basal ganglia of the brain. It is an output nucleus whose fibres project to thalamicnuclei, such as the ventral anterior nucleus, the ventral lateral nucleus, and the medial dorsal nucleus. The ventral pallidum is a component of the limbic loop of the basal ganglia, a pathway involved in the regulation of motivation, behaviour, and emotions. It is involved in drug addiction.

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