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com·pac·tor

or com·pact·er  (kəm-păk′tər, kŏm′păk′-)
n.
An appliance that compresses trash for ease of disposal.
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The ascending pathways of the DA originate from specific areas of the midbrain, such as the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) and the ventral tegmental area (VTA) (14,15).
compacta, both of which are said to be carnivorous.
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a long-term neurodegenerative disease caused by the progressive degeneration of the dopaminergic neurons of the substantia nigra pars compacta. It is associated with a pathological process involving metabolism deregulation, protein misfolding, mitochondrial dysfunction, and neuroinflammation.
These dopaminergic neurons are situated in the nigrostriatal pathway, which is a brain circuit that connects neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta with the dorsal striatum.