limbic


limbic
/ hypothalamus
   Broadly the accumulative process of emotional and metabolic evaluation, as carried on by the various parts of the brain that are part of the ad hoc "evaluations" committee (the limbic system) and those changes in metabolism that, based on the evaluations, are acted out in the whole body by the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus, the main part of the system with tools, acts through a blood translator, the pituitary gland.

Herbal-medical glossary. 2015.

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  • limbic — adj. of or pertaining to the limbic system; as, the limbic system. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • limbic — 1879, from Fr. limbique (1878, Broca), from limbe, from L. limbus edge (see LIMB (Cf. limb) (n.2)). Limbic system is attested from 1950 …   Etymology dictionary

  • limbic — to go limbic means to get so angry or scared that you lose all capacity for reason; the primitive limbic part of your brain is in control When that stupid boss stood over me and kept nagging me to hurry, I went limbic and yelled at him to leave… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • limbic — to go limbic means to get so angry or scared that you lose all capacity for reason; the primitive limbic part of your brain is in control When that stupid boss stood over me and kept nagging me to hurry, I went limbic and yelled at him to leave… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • limbic — 1. Relating to a limbus. 2. Relating to the l. system. * * * lim·bic lim bik adj of, relating to, or being the limbic system of the brain * * * lim·bic (limґbik) 1. pertaining to a limbus, or margin; forming a border around something. Called also …   Medical dictionary

  • limbic — adjective Etymology: New Latin limbicus of a border or margin, from Latin limbus Date: 1882 of, relating to, or being the limbic system of the brain …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • limbic — adjective Relating to the limbic system …   Wiktionary

  • limbic — /ˈlɪmbɪk/ (say limbik) adjective 1. relating to or of the nature of a limbus or border; marginal. 2. of or relating to the limbic system …   Australian English dictionary

  • limbic — /lim bik/, adj. pertaining to or of the nature of a limbus or border; marginal. [1880 85; LIMB(US)2 + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • limbic — adj. of or pertaining to a border, of or pertaining to a limbus …   English contemporary dictionary