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globus pallidus

Line breaks: glo¦bus pal|li¦dus
Pronunciation: /ˈpalɪdəs
 
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Definition of globus pallidus in English:

noun

Anatomy
The median part of the lentiform nucleus in the brain.
Example sentences
  • These three are separated from each other by the medial and lateral medullary laminae of the globus pallidus.
  • The reduction in the activity of complex I is found in the substantia nigra, but not in other areas of the brain, such as globus pallidus or cerebral cortex.
  • One of its nuclei receives input from the globus pallidus and sends fibers to the motor cortex.

Origin

late 18th century: from Latin, 'pale globus'.

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