Parkinson Substantia Nigra, Illustration

Parkinson Substantia Nigra, Illustration

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Credit: Monica Schroeder/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY


Caption: Illustration showing degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra of the midbrain. The image at top depicts where the substantia nigra lies in the brain. At bottom right is a normal substantia nigra and at bottom left is a diminished substantia nigra. Degeneration of this structure is characteristic of Parkinson's disease.

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