substantia nigra

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noun sub·stan·tia ni·gra \səb-ˌstan(t)-shē-ə-ˈnī-grə, -ˈni-\

Definition of substantia nigra

plural

substantiae nigrae

play \-chē-ˌē-ˈnī-(ˌ)grē, -ˈni-\
  1. :  a layer of deeply pigmented gray matter situated in the midbrain and containing the cell bodies of a tract of dopamine-producing nerve cells whose secretion tends to be deficient in Parkinson's disease

Origin and Etymology of substantia nigra

New Latin, literally, black substance


Medical Dictionary

substantia nigra

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noun sub·stan·tia ni·gra \səb-ˌstan-chē-ə-ˈnī-grə, -ˈnig-rə\

Medical Definition of substantia nigra

plural

substantiae nigrae

\-chē-ˌē-ˈnī-(ˌ)grē, -ˈnig-(ˌ)rē\play play
  1. :  a layer of deeply pigmented gray matter situated in the midbrain and containing the cell bodies of a tract of dopamine-producing nerve cells whose secretion tends to be deficient in Parkinson's disease


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