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[Latin, Body, aggregate, or mass.]

Corpus might be used to mean a human body, or a body or group of laws. The term is used often in Civil Law to denote a substantial or positive fact, as opposed to one that is ambiguous. The corpus of a trust is the sum of money or property that is set aside to produce income for a named beneficiary. In the law of estates, the corpus of an estate is the amount of property left when an individual dies. Corpus juris means a body of law or a body of the law. Corpus Juris Secundum (C.J.S.®) is an all-inclusive, multivolume legal encyclopedia.

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n. 1) Latin for body. 2) the principal (usually money, securities, and other assets) of a trust or estate as distinguished from interest or profits.

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CORPUS. A Latin word, which signifies body; as, corpus delicti, the body of the offence, the essence of the crime; corpus juris canonis, the body of the canon law; corpus juris civilis, the body of the Civil law.

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Ten [micro]m sections from body of corpus callosum were incubated with 10% goat serum (Sigma, USA) for 45 min, and then were incubated overnight with rabbit anti-Olig2 polyclonal antibody (1:2000; Millipore, CA, USA).
Corpus callosum morphology in attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder: Morphometric analysis of MRI.
Interhemispheric cysts should not be dismissed as arachnoid cysts without complete characterization of the corpus callosum, adjacent cortex and involved white matter given the common association between these anomalies.
Table-II: Types of lesions accompanying corpus callosum abnormality, cerebral atrophy, generalised encephalomalacia and hydrocephaly.
2) lesions at the splenium of the corpus callosum (type I) were seen in 7 patients.
Also, morphological alterations of the corpus callosum were reported in some diseases including dyslexia [8], Tourette's syndrome [9], Down's syndrome [10], Depression [11], Schizophrenia [12], and HIV/AIDS [13].
An oval-shaped lesion was observed with T2 weighted imaging and fluid attenuated inversion recovery lining the midline of the corpus callosum splenium (mini-boomerang sign) (Figure 1).
The corpus callosum plays an important role in the communication between the left and right cerebrums.
The purpose of this study was to document the normal values of corpus callosum sub-regions and lateral ventricles using MRI in healthy and Alzheimer disease geriatric females and males in our population and to identify the sex differences.
Sensory symptoms were found 27% in PMS patients and contributed brain area of corpus callosum, brain stem, periventricle, basal ganglia, white matter and cerebellum.
A brain MRI showed severe vermis hypoplasia, molar tooth sign, agenesis of corpus callosum, retrocerebellar enlargement (variant Dandy Walker syndrome?) and colpocephaly.
Cranial MRI showed atrophy of the corpus callosum and cerebral cortex.