Biochemical Neuroanatomy of the Basal Ganglia
It is evident that reliable information on the neurohumoral coding of brain function must have as its basis a sound knowledge of biochemical neuroanatomy. It is not enough merely to establish the details of neuronal connections between various areas of brain. The biochemical modus operandi of the cells making up the pathways must also be known. The great majority of the mammalian nervous system operates via chemical synapses where specific neurotransmitters are responsible for modulating the excitability of postsynaptic elements. Biochemical neuroanatomy is concerned with defining the neurotransmitters associated with particular cell groups.
KeywordsTyrosine Hydroxylase Substantia Nigra Axonal Transport Globus Pallidus Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase
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