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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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This study observed the pyramidal disability (13.3%) with mean age 14 years involving the cervical cord and cerebellum, corpus callosum and basal ganglia.
Caption: Figure 4: Axial T2W image showing hyperintensities in deep white matter of bilateral fronto-temporo-parieto-occipital lobes and corpus callosum.
Imaging data were then corrected for motion and distortion with images in native space for corpus callosum (CC) and corticospinal (CST) tractography.
Adult NSCs isolated from mice ubiquitously expressing GFP (NSC-GFP) (Figure S1), and transplanted into naive mice, demonstrated in vivo viability based on integration and extension of processes within the corpus callosum (Figure 1(c)).
When finished tracking, one fiber, for example, corpus callosum, can be saved individually.
Repeated MRI examinations showed more extensive signal changes in the frontal lobes, parietal lobes, right temporal lobes, corpus callosums, basal ganglias, and brainstem, resulting in multiple patchy and strip hypointense on T1-weighted imaging, isointense T2-weighted imaging, and hyperintense FLAIR imaging [Figure 1]d with a relatively small edema.
Cocaine, for instance, has been tied to corpus callosum abnormalities, says Earleywine, who serves on the advisory board of NORML, a marijuana advocacy group.
The corpus callosum happens to be especially rich in cannabinoid receptors, proteins that trigger biochemical effects in response to cannabis.
This diet leads to selective oligodendrocyte death followed by demyelination of axons mainly in the corpus callosum. (12) On day zero after cuprizone removal, animals were randomly divided into two groups: (a) placebo group, which received saline pellet implant (n=10), (b) progesterone group, which received progesterone pellet implant (n=10).
Six of these (8.6%) were found to have corpus callosum agenesis (Fig.