Document Type

Conference Paper/Presentation

Publication Date

11-2018

Advisor(s)

C. Savio Chan, PhD; Northwestern University Lurie Research Center

Harry Xenias, PhD; Northwestern University Lurie Research Center

Keywords

Parkinson's Disease, basal ganglia, Northwestern, neurons, striatum, globus pallidus, pathway, projection

Disciplines

Anatomy | Biology | Cell and Developmental Biology | Cells | Medical Neurobiology | Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience | Nervous System | Nervous System Diseases | Neuroscience and Neurobiology

Abstract

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.

Comments

Japan Super Science Fair (JSSF) - November 14-18, 2018

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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