Organization of central nervous system dopaminergic pathways.

A. Albanese, M. C. Altavista, P. Rossi

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In the present paper the organization of central nervous system dopaminergic pathways is concisely reviewed. Six dopaminergic systems are described: the midbrain efferent system, the tubero-infundibular, the diencephalo-spinal, the incerto-hypothalamic, the periventricular, and the retinal systems. Anatomo-functional correlations can be presently outlined for most dopamine-containing networks, and anatomo-clinical studies indicate that they are globally affected in patients suffering from Parkinson's disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-17
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Neural Transmission, Supplement
Publication statusPublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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