A group of neurons in the basal forebrain that has wide projections to the neocortex and is rich in acetylcholine and choline acetyltransferase. It undergoes degeneration in paralysis agitans and Alzheimer's disease. [ http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BTO_0001480 ]

Synonyms: basal nuclei of Meynert substantia basalis telencephali basal substance of telencephalon basal nucleus nucleus basalis basal nucleus of Meynert basal magnocellular nucleus (substantia innominata) nucleus basalis of Meynert Meynert's nucleus ganglion of Meynert

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Term information

latin term
substantia basalis telencephali [ FMA:TA ]

latin term
nucleus basalis (Meynert) [ NeuroNames:275 ]

latin term
nucleus basalis Meynert [ NeuroNames:275 ]

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external ontology notes

MA has basal nucleus as synonym for BG.

function notes

rich in acetylcholine and choline acetyltransferase

has related synonym

nucleus basalis (Meynert)

magnocellular preoptic nucleus

magnocellular nucleus of the pallidum

nucleus basalis Meynert

nucleus of the horizontal limb of the diagonal band (Price-Powell)

basal forebrain nucleus

basal nucleus (Meynert)

nucleus basalis telencephali

basal magnocellular nucleus



location notes

The NBM is inferior to the globus pallidus and within an area known as the substantia innominata

Term relations