Substantia-nigra



[suh b-stan-shee-uh nahy-gruh, nig-ruh] /səbˈstæn ʃi ə ˈnaɪ grə, ˈnɪg rə/
noun, plural substantiae nigrae
[suhb-stan-shee-ee nahy-gree, nig-ree] /sʌbˈstæn ʃiˌi ˈnaɪ gri, ˈnɪg ri/ (Show IPA), substantia nigras.
1.
a deeply pigmented area of the midbrain containing dopamine-producing nerve cells.
substantia nigra
/səbˈstænʃə ˈnaɪɡrə/
noun
1.
a layer of grey matter in the brain that produces dopamine and contains pigmented nerve cells, loss of which has been associated with Parkinson’s disease

substantia nigra substantia ni·gra (nī’grə, nĭg’rə)
n.
A layer of large pigmented nerve cells in the mesencephalon that produce dopamine and whose destruction is associated with Parkinson’s disease. Also called nigra.

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