substantia nigra

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Directly from Latin meaning the black body or substance.

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substantia nigra (plural substantiae nigrae or substantia nigras)

  1. A brain structure located in the mesencephalon (midbrain) that plays an important role in reward, addiction, and movement, damage to which occurs in Parkinson's and Parkinsonian patients.

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