"Substantia Nigra" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The black substance in the ventral midbrain or the nucleus of cells containing the black substance. These cells produce DOPAMINE, an important neurotransmitter in regulation of the sensorimotor system and mood. The dark colored MELANIN is a by-product of dopamine synthesis.
- Substantia Nigra
- Nigra, Substantia
- Nigras, Substantia
- Substantia Nigras
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