Daily Archives: 31/10/2015

hyperintensities in basal ganglia

The basal ganglia are most noted for their involvement in Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease. While the two conditions share certain signs and symptoms, they are notably different. For example, Parkinson’s disease primarily affects the substantia nigra resulting in decreased production of the inhibitory neurotransmitter dopamine. One of the characteristic signs of Parkinson’s disease is that patients have a hard time initiating movement […]