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Meynert's basal nucleus

Alternative eponyms

  • Meynert's basal nucleus or ganglion

Synonyms

Basal nucleus of telencephalon, nucleus basalis of Meynert, nucleus basalis telencephali.

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A group of nerve cells in the substantia innominata.

Description

A group of nerve cells in the substantia innominata that has wide projections to the neocortex and is rich in acetylcholine and choline acetyltransferase. In Parkinson and Alzheimer diseases the nucleus undergoes degeneration.

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