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Neuroanatomy landmarks: Basal ganglia

Last updated on Sunday, September 14 2014 by jdmiles

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Neuroanatomy Landmarks: Basal Ganglia

An introduction to the structures that comprise the basal ganglia, and to the surrounding tissues



By the end of this section, make certain that you understand what each of these terms mean, and can apply them appropriately.  If applicable, make sure you can find each item on a whole brain, brain section, or image of a brain.

  • basal ganglia
  • body of the caudate nucleus
  • caudate nucleus
  • globus pallidus
  • head of the caudate nucleus
  • lenticular nucleus
  • putamen
  • substantia nigra
  • tail of the caudate nucleus
  • internal capsule
  • limbs of the internal capsule
  • genu of the internal capsule


Section 1: Overview and Surface Anatomy

Section 2: Looking at the Brain from Different Angles

Section 3: Neuroanatomy Landmarks: Ventricles

Section 4: Neuroanatomy Landmarks: Diencephalon

Section 5: Neuroanatomy Landmarks: Basal Ganglia

Section 6: The Brainstem

Section 7: Vasculature of the Brain

Section 8: Cranial Nerves


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