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Definition of Globus pallidus

Globus pallidus: A comparatively pale-looking, spherical area in the brain. The globus pallidus is specifically part of the lentiform nucleus, which in turn is part of the striate body, a component of the basal ganglia. Also called pale globe, palladum, and paleostriatum.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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