nucleus of the diagonal band


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Related to nucleus of the diagonal band: Diagonal band of Broca

nucleus of the diagonal band

A collection of large cholinergic neurons intermingled with the diagonal band, an axon tract interconnecting the septal area of the cerebral hemispheres with the substantia innominata. The nucleus of the diagonal band has reciprocal connections with the hippocampus. Like the large cholinergic neurons in the nucleus basalis, the neurons in the nucleus of the diagonal band degenerate if the brain develops Alzheimer's disease.
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