Posted by Darrell
on September 21, 2000 at 17:10:00:
In Reply to: Basal Ganglia posted by Betty on September 21, 2000 at 12:48:05:
: We have just returned from the Neurologist here in Halifax. Although there is a possibility of Parkinson's he
: is inclined to Basal Ganglia - apparently similar but far more serious! I can find nothing in layman's terms
: on the internet. Can anyone out there help me? For the present he has increased his dosage of Sinemet
: to see if there is any change in his symptoms. It sounded very scary to me. Ron is 75 and Bruce was
: very kind to answer a previous question I had.
: Betty P.
The basal ganglia are a group of anatomically closely related subcortical nuclei. Damage to these nuclei does not cause weakness, but can cause dramatic motor abnormalities. The mechanisms by which lesions in the basal ganglia cause clinical symptoms have not been completely elucidated.