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Substantia Nigra

"Substantia Nigra" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The black substance in the ventral midbrain or the nucleus of cells containing the black substance. These cells produce DOPAMINE, an important neurotransmitter in regulation of the sensorimotor system and mood. The dark colored MELANIN is a by-product of dopamine synthesis.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Substantia Nigra" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Substantia Nigra" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 230 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 14 publications in 2007
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