globus pallidus

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 [glo´bus] (pl. glo´bi) (L.)
1. sphere.
2. a spherical structure.
globus hyste´ricus the subjective sensation of a lump in the throat.
globus pal´lidus the smaller and more medial part of the lentiform nucleus of the brain; it is divided into two parts, lateral and medial, by the medial medullary lamina.
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glo·bus pal·'li·dus

the inner and lighter gray portion of the lentiform nucleus; composed of a lateral segment (globus pallidus lateralis [TA]) and a medial segment (globus pallidus medialis [TA]) separated by a vertically oriented lamina of fibers, the lamina medullaris medialis [TA] (medial medullary lamina [TA]). The medial segment may also be incompletely divided into a lateral part [TA] (pars laterallis [TA]) and a medial part [TA] (pars medialis [TA]) by the accessory medullary lamina [TA] (lamina medullaris accessoria [TA]).
See also: paleostriatum.
Synonym(s): pallidum [TA], pale globe
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globus pallidus

(glō′bəs păl′ĭ-dəs)
The inner and lighter gray portion of the lentiform nucleus of the brain. Also called pallidum.
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glo·bus pal·li·dus

(glō'bŭs pal'i-dŭs) [TA]
The inner and lighter gray portion of the lentiform nucleus.
See also: paleostriatum
Synonym(s): pallidum.
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Globus pallidus

A pale-colored spherical structure within the basal ganglia. Deep brain stimulation of this area is helpful in controlling the chorea of some patients with HD.
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The globus pallidus, subthalamic nuclei, and pars reticulata of the substantia nigra are normally rich in iron.
* Increased bilateral activity is present in CMMD patients in thalamus, striatum, and globus pallidus during unimanual movements.
Degeneration of large nerve cells in the striatum (Spielmeyer, 1926 (28)), or nerve cells in the globus pallidus (Jakob, 1923 (3); Denny-Brown, 1962 (4)) were claimed in addition to the efferent striatal neurons.
Globus pallidus externalis (CPe) - Putamen * Globus pallidus internus (GPi) - Nucleus caudatus -Ventralstriatum 1.
Caption: Figure 2: Image-guided deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the globus pallidus internus (GPi) for refractory diabetic HH.
We first performed magnetic resonance scanning (1.5 Tesla, Siemens, Germany) and identified the three-dimensional coordinates of the posterior ventral globus pallidus according to the Schaltenbrand–Wahren atlas.
The effect of the lesioning procedures, such as pallidotomy (lesioning in the globus pallidus) or subthalamic nucleotomy (lesioning in the STN), is immediate and permanent in most instances.
MRI characteristics of globus pallidus infarcts in isolated methylmalonic acidemia.
It consists of several structures, including the striatum (entailing the caudate and putamen), the globus pallidus (divided into internal and external segments), the substantia nigra, and the subthalamic nucleus (Herrero et al., 2002).
Central nervous system most critically disturbed by manganese and it stored into the brain nonhaem iron portion of the globus pallidus and subthalamic nuclei (Aschner et al., 2006).