Athetoid and Choreiform Hyperkinesias Produced by Caudate Lesions in the Cat

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Science  11 Apr 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3876, pp. 195-197
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3876.195


Small, unilateral lesions, which damage exclusively the anteroventral region of the caudate nucleus of the cat, produce a stable and permanent behavioral change resembling human athetoid and choreiform hyperkinesias. These symptoms are not seen after generalized destrulction of the caudate nuicleuts.

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