Extrapyramidal System, Motor Ganglia and Movement Disorders

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The pyramidal tract, pyramidal syndrome and involuntary movement disorders related to the extrapyramidal pathways are described. A review of the evolution and growth of the neurobiological and clinical knowledge of non-voluntary movement control, which have led up to the recent attempts to better integrate these two discipline components, is attempted. Presently, animal models of involuntary movement disorders are available which, for the first time, permit the study of the role played by different subcortical nuclei in pathological conditions. However, a critical analysis suggests that neurobiological and clinical data are still far from being totally integrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-164
Number of pages20
JournalReviews in the Neurosciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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