Definition of Basal ganglion

1. Noun. Any of several masses of subcortical grey matter at the base of each cerebral hemisphere that seem to be involved in the regulation of voluntary movement.

Definition of Basal ganglion

1. Noun. (neuroanatomy) Any of a group of nuclei in the brain interconnected with the cerebral cortex, thalamus and brainstem ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basal Ganglion

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
basal ganglia calcification
basal ganglion (current term)
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
basal medium
basal membrane of semicircular duct

Literary usage of Basal ganglion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Mechanism of Man: An Answer to the Question, what Am I? A Popular by Edward William Cox (1879)
"Above this basal ganglion, but connected with it, is a ganglion which anatomists ... From this great basal ganglion small white threads radiate into the two ..."

2. The Transactions of the Microscopical Society of London by Microscopical Society of London (1861)
"4 represents the same from the extremity of a branch, giving origin to only two as yet un- branched twigs. In these figures, G is the basal ganglion of the ..."

3. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"Herrick, m studying a section of the basal ganglion of amphibia which he calls the amygdala, follows the relations of Jacobson's organ through the ..."

4. Lang's German-English Dictionary of Terms Used in Medicine and the Allied by Hugo Lang, Milton Kayton Meyers (1913)
"basal, basilar, basement Basal -arterie,/. basilar artery Basal-fraktur,/. fracture of the base (of the skull) Basal-ganglion, и. basal ganglion (of brain) ..."

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