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basal ganglia

A collection of masses of gray matter at the base of the cerebral hemispheres, subthalamus and midbrain which are responsible for much of the organization of the activity of somatic muscles; also called basal nuclei.

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Related Words

cerebral hemisphere ; gray matter ; midbrain ; somatic nervous system ; subthalamus