Definition of Basal ganglia

1. Noun. (plural of basal ganglion) ¹

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Medical Definition of Basal ganglia

1. Three large subcortical nuclei of the vertebrate brain: the putamen, the caudate nucleus and the globus pallidus. They participate in the control of movement along with the cerebellum, the corticospinal system and other descending motor systems. Lesions of the basal ganglia occur in a variety of motor disorders including Parkinson's disease and Huntingdon's chorea. (15 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basal Ganglia

basal bristle
basal cell adenoma
basal cell carcinoma
basal cell epithelioma
basal cell hyperplasia
basal cell layer
basal cell nevus
basal cell nevus syndrome
basal cell papilloma
basal cells
basal cistern
basal corpuscle
basal dicot
basal diet
basal ganglia (current term)
basal ganglia calcification
basal ganglion
basal gland
basal granule
basal joint reflex
basal lamina
basal lamina of choroid
basal lamina of ciliary body
basal lamina of cochlear
basal lamina of neural tube
basal lamina of semicircular duct
basal layer of choroid
basal layer of ciliary body

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