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basal ganglia

[′bā·səl ′gaŋ·glē·ə]
(neuroscience)
The corpus striatum, or the corpus striatum and the thalamus considered together as the important subcortical centers.
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The levels of brain metabolites including NAA, Cho, and Cre were measured and the MRS parameter Cho/Cre was significantly elevated in the dominant basal ganglion. The similarity in the basal ganglion NAA/Cre ratio between PD patients and controls is consistent with previous findings [14, 15].
Computed axial tomographic (CT) demonstration of basal ganglion calcification (BGC) in children suffering from acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) with neurological complications, was first described by Belman et al.
Graybiel says, "The basal ganglion brings together different modalities, associated in a special chemical environment.'