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Basal Ganglia

Descriptions of Basal Ganglia

Basal Ganglia : subcortical masses of gray matter of the cerebrum, namely, the caudate nucleus, putamen, globus pallidus, amygdala, and clastrum; involved in initiating and directing voluntary movements.
Source: CRISP

Summary Information: Basal Ganglia

Basal Ganglia: The basal ganglia are paired masses of grey matter located within the white matter of the brain. The basal ganglia help to control muscle tone and sequences of movements of muscles, such as occurs when walking.

Conditions that can afflict the basal ganglia include Parkinson's disease, Tourette's syndrome, Huntington's disease, head trauma, tumors, stroke, and infection.

Closely Related Organs: Basal Ganglia

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Basal Ganglia

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Sub Parts: Basal Ganglia

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Basal Ganglia

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