The striatum is a small nervous structure located in the brain, just below the cerebral cortex
. It is involved in the execution of our movements (more precisely in motor skills) and in pain
in the striatum may be associated with various diseases
. This is the case for Parkinson's disease
and Huntington's disease
, both of which result in the degeneration
in the striatum, causing loss of motor skills.
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. Translated by christelle.b
Latest update on August 20, 2014 at 05:38 AM by christelle.b.