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Involvement of the Nucleus Tegmenti Pedunculopontinus in the Descending Pathways of the Basal Ganglia in the Rat

  • Irena Grofova
  • Bryan M. Spann
  • Kathy Bruce
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 39)

Abstract

Modern concept regarding the role of the basal ganglia in control of movement emphasizes the importance of the pallido/nigro-thalamo-cortical pathway. In addition, several lines of evidence have indicated that some aspects of motor behavior may be controlled through direct pathways linking the basal ganglia to brainstem structures such as the superior colliculusl and nucleus tegmenti pedunculopontinus2.

Keywords

Superior Cerebellar Peduncle Medial Longitudinal Fasciculus Label Fiber Medullary Reticular Formation Mesencephalic Locomotor Region 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Irena Grofova
    • 1
  • Bryan M. Spann
    • 1
  • Kathy Bruce
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyMichigan State UniversityE. LansingUSA

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