Essays Tagged: "Substantia nigra"

Parkinson's Disease

led "motor system disorders" (movement of the body). Occurs when an area of the brain known as the "substantia nigra" is damaged, and can no longer make dopamine(, the neurotransmitter that carries mo ...

(2 pages) 117 1 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Discuss Parkinson's disease and criticize South African Parkinson's Association Phamplet

rder, occurring when nerve cells do not work properly in a particular area of the brain, called the substantia nigra, which is a pigmented nucleus in the brain stem ( Alexander, Fawcett & Runciman ...

(15 pages) 78 1 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Brain Response of Behavior

ic potentials, depending on the postsynaptic receptor.Most dopamine is produced and secreted by the Substantia Nigra.Degeneration of the Substantia Nigra causes Parkinson's Disease, a movement disorde ... lty in initiating movement. The cell bodies of the neurons that produce dopamine are located in the Substantia Nigra. People with Parkinson's disease are given L-Dopa, a drug that stimulates the produ ...

(4 pages) 66 1 3.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Parkinson disease

d postural instability. The disease is associated with the loss of dopamine-generating cells in the substantia nigra(SN), a region of the midbrain. The cause of this cell loss is still unknown; howeve ... males.Pathology and Pathophysiology:The major anatomical structure that is affected in PD is called substantia nigra( SN), located in the midbrain that plays an important role in control of body movem ...

(5 pages) 1 0 0.0 May/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology