Definitions for "Basal ganglia"
Groups of cells in the grey matter of each half of the brain which coordinate automatic movements. It comprises various specialised groups of cells, or nuclei, such as the globus pallidus and the substantia nigra.
The site of the brain where the extrapyramidal system originates. Includes caudate nucleus, globus pallidus, and putamen; thalamus, subthalamus, substantia nigra, and red nucleus sometimes included.
a collective name for a set of structures located around the thalamus, also known as the putamen and globus pallidus, that are part of the motor control mechanism of the brain.