Clusters of neurons, which include the caudate nucleus, putamen, globus pallidus and substantia nigra, that are located deep in the brain and play an important role in movement. Cell death in the substantia nigra contributes to Parkinsonian signs.
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In the brain, four neuron clusters crowning the thalamus, which help to regulate body movement by relaying information from the cerebral cortex to the brainstem and cerebellum
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refers to the following collection of subcortical structures which are found in each cerebral hemisphere: the caudate and putamen (neostriatum); the globus pallidum; the substantia nigra and the subthalamic nucleus
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Basal ganglia: A region consisting of 3 clusters of neurons (called the caudate nucleus, putamen, and the globus pallidus) located at the base of the brain that are responsible for involuntary movements such as tremors, athetosis, and chorea. The basal ganglia are abnormal in a number of important n...
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Three large subcortical nuclei of the vertebrate brain: the putamen, the caudate nucleus and the globus pallidus. They participate in the control of movement along with the cerebellum, the corticospinal system and other descending motor systems. Lesions of the basal ganglia occur in a variety of mot...
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<anatomy> Three large subcortical nuclei of the vertebrate brain: the putamen, the caudate nucleus and the globus pallidus. ... They participate in the control of movement along with the cerebellum, the corticospinal system and other descending motor systems. Lesions of the basal ganglia occur...
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The basal ganglia (or basal nuclei) are a group of nuclei of varied origin in the brains of vertebrates that act as a cohesive functional unit. They are situated at the base of the forebrain and are strongly connected with the cerebral cortex, thalamus and other brain areas. The basal ganglia are a...
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Paired nerve cell clusters in the brain, deep within the cerebrum and upper part of the brainstem. The basal ganglia play a vital role in producing smooth, continuous muscular actions and in stopping and starting movement. Specifically, they are involved in: • Selecting and maintaining purpose...
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Type: Term Definitions: 1. originally, all the large masses of gray matter at the base of the cerebral hemisphere; as currently used, the striate body (caudate and lentiform nuclei); cell groups functionally associated with the striate body, such as the subthalamic nucleus and substantia nigra are f...
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clusters of nuclei deep within the cerebrum, and the upper parts of the brain stem that play an important part in producing smooth, continuous muscular actions in starting and stopping movements.
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group of structures which coordinate movement; located in the forebrain (telencephalon)
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