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The term Basal Ganglia in English first appeared courtesy of David Ferrier writing in 1876 and as an adaptation of the German term, Stammganglion, coined by Forel in 1872. It was, without any doubt, better than Buttocks, Galen’s earlier definition! However, the anatomical network of the basal ganglia circuits was not outlined with any degree of precision until the 20th century. During the last couple of centuries, advances in the understanding of the pathophysiology of the basal ganglia have represented one of the success stories of medicine. Nevertheless, although an enormous amount of experimental evidence has revealed the pivotal role of this group of nuclei in largely diverse motor, behavioural, physiological and pathological processes, we are far away from a comprehensive understanding of the BG.

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2007Adenosine A2A receptor antagonist treatment of Parkinson’s diseasePinna, Annalisa; Simola, Nicola; Morelli, Micaela
2007Estrogen, neuroinflammation and neuroprotection in Parkinson’s disease : key role of neuron-glia crosstalkMarchetti, Bianca
2007The pathophysiology of motor thalamusPerea Bartolome, Victoria; Ladera Fernandez, Valentina
2007IntroductionDi Giovanni, Giuseppe; Esposito, Ennio
2007Inflammation in Parkinson’s disease : therapeutic implicationsBenigno, Arcangelo; Esposito, Ennio; Crescimanno, Giuseppe; Matteo, Vincenzo di; Di Giovanni, Giuseppe
2007Nitric oxide system and basal ganglia physiopathologyBel, Elaine del; Bermudez-Echeverry, Marcela; Salum, Christiane; Raisman-Vozari, Rita
2007Role of central 5-HT2C receptor in the control of basal ganglia functionsEsposito, Ennio; Matteo, Vincenzo di; Pierucci, Massimo; Benigno, Arcangelo; Di Giovanni, Giuseppe
2007Role of endogenous cannabinoids in the control of basal ganglia activityFernandez-Ruiz, Javier; Garcia-Arencibia, Moises; Sagredo, Onintza; Ramos, Jose A.
2007Basal ganglia, drug addiction and the neuroscience of maladaptive habitsCanales, Juan J.; Ferragud, Antonio; Velazquez, Clara; Perez-Villalba, Ana
2007Functional role of basal ganglia in normal and pathological behaviourCrescimanno, Giuseppe; Casarrubea, Maurizio; Sorbera, Filippina
2007On the relationships between the caudal intralaminar nuclei of the thalamus and the basal ganglia : implications for the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s diseaseLanciego, Jose L.; Castle, Maria; Barroso-Chinea, Pedro; Aymerich, Maria S.
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