Definition of basal ganglia in English:

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basal ganglia

plural noun

Anatomy
A group of structures linked to the thalamus in the base of the brain and involved in coordination of movement.
Example sentences
  • No beta-APP-positive axons were detected in sections of frontal lobe, basal ganglia, cerebellum, pons, and spinal cord from 4 randomly selected, aged-matched control cases.
  • In each case, these sections included frontal cortex, basal ganglia, thalamus, hippocampus, midbrain, pons, medulla, and cerebellar hemisphere at the level of the dentate nucleus.
  • Superimposed on this reflex arc, are suprasegmental modifying influences from the brain stem, cerebellum, basal ganglia, and cerebral cortex.

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Syllabification: ba·sal gan·gli·a

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