Substantia nigra

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  • Symptoms Of Parkinson's Disease

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    the brain’s dopaminergic system, which transmits the neurotransmitter dopamine through dopaminergic pathways. The substantia nigra is a darkly pigmented structure that projects one of the body’s three distinct dopaminergic pathways. The substantia nigra links to the globus pallidus of the basal ganglia, which consists of several subcortical structures (including the substantia nigra). The basal ganglia are connected to the motor regions of the cortex through the thalamus, and therefore, it is involved

  • The Causes and Detrimental Effects of Parkinson's Disease

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    dopaminergic neurons of the substantia nigra that project to the putamen (Dickson, 2012). It is most prevalent in over one percent of the elderly population and is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease (Benninger, 2013). However, Parkinson’s disease may also occur in younger adults and can affect both men and women (Medline). This disease affects the nerve cells in the basal ganglia and substantia nigra. Nerve cells in the substantia nigra produce dopamine, a neurotransmitter

  • Essay on Parkinson's Disease and Tissue Transplants

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    For nearly 100 years neural tissue has been transplanted in animals. Transplantation of neural tissue into humans, however, began only a few years ago (1). It has been found in animals, that fetal brain grafts in damaged adult host brains reduce some of the functional deficits caused by brain lesions. Even though some neurons from the transplanted tissue survive and develop reciprocal connections with host brain tissue, this is not enough to completely replace damaged fibers and support behavioral

  • Essay on Parkinson Disease (PD)

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    further refined the description of the disease and identified other clinical features of PD (Goetz, Factr, and Weiner, 2002). PD involves the loss of cells that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine in a part of the brain stem called the substansia nigra, which results in several signs and symptoms (Byrd, Marks, and Starr, 2000). It is manifested clinically by tremor,

  • Parkinson Disease : A Progressive Disorder That Affects The Nervous System

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    Parkinson disease is known as a progressive disorder that affects the nervous system. Some of the main symptoms of the disorder include tremor, muscular rigidity and slow imprecise movement. On the other hand Alzheimer 's disease is the most common cause of dementia. The disorder includes memory loss along with difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s have many similarities but evidence may suggest they are separate disorders. Both Parkinson’s and

  • Essay about What is Parkinson's Disease?

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    The substantia nigra is where the neurotransmitter dopamine is made by cells. Neurons between the substantia nigra and the stratum send messages via dopamine. As the cells of the sustantia nigra deteriorate in Parkinsons so does the levels of dopamine in the brain, which is necessary for sending messages to other areas of the brain for movement control

  • Essay on Parkinson’s Disease

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    his patients and has had his name become synonymous with the disease. In 1893 the substantia nigra of the basal ganglia was identified as an area of disease for Parkinson’s. Examination with the naked eye reveals a lack of black pigment in this portion of the brainstem. Subsequent follow up with the microscope showed a deterioration of the nerve cells in this area. The circuitous relationship between the substantia nigra and the basal ganglia explains many of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Today

  • Parkinson's Disease Substantia

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    The pathology behind PDD is a dopaminergic neuronal loss in the substantia nigra and the presence of Lewy bodies made up of α-synuclein in the cell bodies and processes of the neurons that are left over (Rongve, Dauer). The dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra are being lost or inhibited by the production of the misfolded proteins resulting in the lewy bodies. The neurons of the substantia nigra are thought to make up the nigrostriatal pathway, thus their destruction would

  • Parkinson 's Disease : A Nervous System Disorder

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    Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a nervous system disorder that affects nearly five million people world wide. Most of the effects of PD are movement based. It is more prevalent in men and the chance of developing the disease increases with age. Fifteen percent of those with Parkinson’s have been identified as having a family history of the disease. Those who are 80 or older may be one-thousand times more likely to develop PD than those under 40 (Jankovic & Tolosa, 2015). The symptoms of PD were

  • Negative Effects Of Watching Pornography

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    When it comes to the topic of pornography people usually take one of two sides. One side contains the many people who believe there are no negative effects to watching pornography while the opposite side includes the many others who are completely against pornography. Most people believe that the only reason the latter side exists is due to religious beliefs which, upon doing any research, that idea can quickly be discovered to be false. There are actually two reasons why people are against pornography