globus pallidus

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glo·bus pal·li·dus

 (glō′bəs păl′ĭ-dəs)
The inner and lighter gray portion of the lentiform nucleus of the brain. Also called pallidum.

[New Latin : Latin globus, globe + Latin pallidus, pale; see pallid.]
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Noun1.globus pallidus - the inner pale yellow part of the lenticular nucleus
basal ganglion - any of several masses of subcortical grey matter at the base of each cerebral hemisphere that seem to be involved in the regulation of voluntary movement
lenticular nucleus, lentiform nucleus - a basal ganglion shaped like a lens and including the outer reddish putamen and the inner pale yellow pallidum
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In gangliosidosis, the globi pallidi and ventral thalami often appear profoundly shrunken and hypointense on T2WI.
Such bilateral focal areas of chronic necrosis in the globi pallidi are likely due to recreational drug use, such as ecstasy or heroin.
7,8) MR images show abnormally decreased T1 and increased T2 signal intensity in the caudate nuclei, putamina and globi pallidi (Figure 6).