An Introduction To The Substantia Nigra In Schizophrenia

Author:Matthew Williams
Volume Info:Volume 1 Issue 1
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Volume 1 Issue 1 , pages 20-24
Published May 2015


Visiting Researcher at Imperial College London, Rob Steiner Unit, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK


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The substantia nigra (SN) is a paired midbrain structure that lies immediately ventral to the cerebral peduncles at the level of the superior colliculus and has a critical regulatory role in the CNS. The dysfunction of this structure is implicated in the pathology of several serious illnesses.


substantia nigra, psychiatry



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