Crescent shaped outer zone of the nucleus accumbens, defined by a combination of chemoarchitecture and afferent and efferent connections. The shell is distinguished from the more centrally located core through the notable reduction in staining for the calcium-binding protein calbindin D28K, which is dense in the core and virtually absent in the shell. [ NLXANAT:20090307 ]

Synonyms: shell region of nucleus accumbens shell of nucleus accumbens nucleus accumbens shell

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accumbens nucleus shell

accumbens nucleus, shell