Basal ganglia/nuclei

Basal ganglia/nuclei:
Complex interconnected collection of several subcortical nuclei located deep in cerebral white matter, lateral to the thalamus. Consist of caudate nucleus, putamen and globus pallidus – also subthalamus and substantia nigra are also part of basal ganglia
Corpus striatum – composed of the lentiform and caudate nuclei
Receive input from substantia nigra and motor area of cerebral cortex
Link several motor centres. Involved in motor control

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