Regional part of substantia nigra consisting of a densely packed region of cells, more or less dorsal to the pars reticulata, but extending into the pars reticulata in some species. The dominant neurotransmitter used by pars compacta neurons is dopamine. Pars compacta neurons are pigmented in many species (MM). [ BIRNLEX:990 ]

Synonyms: substantia nigra compacta substantia nigra compact part pars compacta substantiae nigrae substantia nigra, compact part SNpc pars compacta compact part of substantia nigra

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

latin term
substantia nigra, pars compacta [ NeuroNames:537 ]

latin term
pars compacta substantiae nigrae [ FMA:62907 FMA:TA ]

abbreviation
SNC [ NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource BIRNLEX:990 ]

latin term
nucleus substantiae nigrae, pars compacta [ NeuroNames:537 ]

has related synonym

pars compacta of substantia nigra

substantia nigra, compact division

nucleus substantiae nigrae, pars compacta

substantia nigra, pars compacta

id

UBERON:0001965