Open Access Opinion

Basal Ganglia Role in Motor Control and Movement Disorders

Behrouz Saberi Tehrani* and Behzad Saberi

PHD in preventive and community medicine, Iran

Corresponding Author

Received Date: April 30, 2019;  Published Date: May 06, 2019


Basal ganglia dysfunction or lesions can result in movement disorders. This anatomical structure which is located in diencephalon and midbrain, consist of some nuclei which are interconnected together in a complex manner. Voluntary and involuntary motor functions would be controlled by basal ganglia which its increased output results in tremulous, rigid and slow movements in comparison with decreased output states which cause hyperkinetic movements.

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