Striatum

April 2017


Definition

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 control. Lesions 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 of neurons in the striatum, causing loss of motor skills.

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