Globus pallidus

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

The globus pallidus (plural: globus pallidi) is a paired structure and one of the nuclei that make up the basal ganglia. It is a subcortical structure at the base of the forebrain and in anatomical relation to the caudate nucleus and putamen. It forms the lentiform nucleus with the putamen.

Each globus pallidus is itself subdivided into two parts, the globus pallidus interna and globus pallidus externa, separated by an internal medullary lamina.

Developmentally, the globus pallidus is a part of the diencephalon that has migrated to the telencephalon, but it is still considered amongst the basal ganglia.

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Anatomy: Brain
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Section: Anatomy
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    Brainstem nuclei and their connections
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    Organisational structure of basal ganglia
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