Globus Pallidus

Globus Pallidus The structure indicated is the globus pallidus. The globus pallidus is a subcortical structure located within the cerebral hemispheres, and is a major component of the basal ganglia. The basal ganglia are a group of subcortical nuclei (collection of neuronal cell bodies located within the CNS) located at the base of the forebrain. The term “basal ganglia” is a misnomer, and the name “basal nuclei” would be more appropriate, since ganglia are collections of neuronal cell bodies located within the peripheral nervous system. The basal ganglia form extensive connections with other areas of the brain and are involved …

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