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Substantia nigra pars compacta

Name: Substantia nigra pars compacta
Description: 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).
Synonym(s): pars compacta, Substantia nigra compact part, Substantia nigra compacta
Abbreviation: SNC, SNpc
Is part of: Substantia nigra
Super-category: Regional part of brain
*Id: birnlex_990
Organism: Mammal
Link to OWL / RDF: Download this content as OWL/RDF
Neuronames ID ( what's this?): 528
Overlaps : Dopaminergic cell group A9

Neurons in Substantia nigra pars compacta

Substantia nigra pars compacta dopaminergic cell are neurons that can be found in Substantia nigra pars compacta or its parts.

Parts of Substantia nigra pars compacta

Inferred outgoing projections for Substantia nigra pars compacta

The following brain regions receive axons from Substantia nigra pars compacta: Subthalamic nucleus. The statements about these projections are not made on this page, but rather are made on the pages linked here.


  • Abbreviation Source: NeuroNames_abbrevSource


  • This visualization was created by the Scalable Brain Atlas group and is based on the Rhesus Monkey - Paxinos et al. 2000

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Facts about Substantia nigra pars compactaRDF feed
AbbrevSNC, SNpc  +
AbbrevSourceNeuroNames_abbrevSource  +
Created15 July 2006  +
CurationStatuspending final vetting  +
DefinitionRegional part of substantia nigra consisti 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). eurons are pigmented in many species (MM).
EditorialNoteNeuroNames uses the preferred label "pars compacta."
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
Idbirnlex_990  +
Is part ofSubstantia nigra  +
LabelSubstantia nigra pars compacta  +
ModifiedDate15 February 2012  +
NeuronamesLinkhttp://braininfo.rprc.washington.edu/Scripts/hiercentraldirectory.aspx?ID=528  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
PartiallyOverlapsWithDopaminergic cell group A9  +
SpeciesMammal  +
SuperCategoryRegional part of brain  +
Synonympars compacta  +, Substantia nigra compact part  +, and Substantia nigra compacta  +
UmlscuiC0175412  +