Definition of basal ganglia in English:

basal ganglia

Syllabification: ba·sal gan·gli·a

noun

Anatomy
  • A group of structures linked to the thalamus in the base of the brain and involved in coordination of movement.
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    • 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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