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The dopaminergic nigrostriatal pathway has been linked to the symptoms of PD (Bergman & Deuschl, 2002) because this pathway connects the substantia nigra (the source of dopaminergic neurons) with other parts of the basal ganglia and brain, facilitating coordinated movement.
The basal ganglia encompass two major pathways, the direct and the indirect pathways.
Impairment of basal ganglia function is the underlying factor in development of motor symptoms in PD (see Table 1, below), involuntary movements (ballismus and choreas) in Huntington's disease and the dyskinesias associated with drugs that affect dopaminergic transmission.
There were distinct, punched-out islands of pallor in the thalamus and the basal ganglia, representing areas of tissue rarefaction and damage (Figure 3, panels C, E).
This showed a dramatic improvement, with complete resolution of all the brain stem and basal ganglia abnormalities, thus confirming the diagnosis of RPES.
In Act I, the characters meet the pre-frontal cortex and basal ganglia regions of the brain, where situations unfold that impact achieving peak performance, memory, insight and attention.
Furthermore, a correlation between declining cognitive function and the loss of volume in certain brain structures, including the basal ganglia and caudate nucleus, has also been reported.
Those who were overweight had an average decline of 4 percent, showing brain loss in the basal ganglia, which regulates motor skills and learning; the corona radiata, or white matter composed of axons that carry neural traffic throughout the brain; and the parietal lobe, which regulates a number of sensory functions such as navigation and spacial sense.
Of the 25 patients who underwent this imaging, 19 (76%) had normal results, and 6 (24%) had basal ganglia abnormalities.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain revealed areas of diffusion restriction in the right cerebral cortex and right basal ganglia (Figure 1).
In this network, glutamatergic (excitatory) projection neurons from the cerebral cortex, a highly layered structure, send axons to the nuclei underneath, commonly known as the basal ganglia, which contain f-aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic (inhibitory) projection neurons.
The majority of these abnormal movements result from errors within complex interconnecting pathways that involve the frontal-parietal and occipital cortices, the basal ganglia networks and cerebellum.
A five-year follow-up study of 700 brain operations for parkinsonism revealed that 80% of the properly selected cases found relief from the tremor, rigidity, deformity and incapacitation of parkinsonism after basal ganglia surgery.