Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative movement disorder characterized by the degeneration and progressive loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta.
What does SN stand for?
SN stands for Substantia Nigra (neuroanatomy)
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- Sthene (measure of force)
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- Student Nurse
- Subjunctive Normal
- Subnova (website)
- Subscriber Number
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However, it now appears one of the lasting effects of a silent stroke can be the death of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra in the brain, which is an important region for movement coordination.
Rather than beginning in the substantia nigra and moving into the cerebellar regions, nerve damage may begin in the dorsal motor nucleus of the vagal nerve and progress upward into the midbrain, killing neurons all along its path.
The loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra region of the brain is 1 pathological hallmark in patients with PD.
Introduction Parkinson's disease is a human neurodegenerative disorder primarily characterized by a massive and progressive degeneration of the dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra (SN).