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Globus pallidus


1. A sub-cortical structure of the brain. It is part of the telencephalon, but retains close functional ties with the subthalamus – both of which are part of the extrapyramidal motor system. (

2. (Anatomy) the inner part of the lenticular nucleus of the brain. (

3. The median portion of the lentiform nucleus—called also pallidum. (

Syn: paleostriatum

Word Origin: From Latin pallidus “pale, colorless,” from root of pallere” be pale.

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