C. Savio Chan, PhD; Northwestern University Lurie Research Center
Harry Xenias, PhD; Northwestern University Lurie Research Center
Parkinson's Disease, basal ganglia, Northwestern, neurons, striatum, globus pallidus, pathway, projection
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Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder of the basal ganglia. The main cause for Parkinson’s Disease is the depletion of dopamine, a neurotransmitter. The basal ganglia contains four major nuclei: the substantia nigra, the subthalamic nucleus, the external globus pallidus, and the striatum. These nuclei communicate with each other by the use of neurons.
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Cell Specific Control of the Pallidostriatal Pathway.
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