meaning of Basal ganglia

Basal ganglia meaning in Medical Dictionary

A region for the base of the brain that consist of three clusters of neurons (caudate nucleus, putamen, and globus pallidus) that are accountable for involuntary motions such as for example tremors, athetosis, and chorea. The basal ganglia are unusual in several essential neurologic conditions, including Parkinson's condition and Huntington's infection.

Sentence Examples with the word Basal ganglia

In the region of the neck lateral strands pass through the transverse canal of the cervical vertebrae; but from the thoracic region onwards, where the cardiac branch to the heart is given off, each strand is double and the basal ganglia are successively connected with the next by a branch which runs ventrally over the capitulum of the rib, and by another which passes directly through the foramen or space formed between capitulum and tuberculum.

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