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Brain: Substantia nigra
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Substantia nigra highlighted in red.
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Section through superior colliculus showing Substantia nigra.
Latin Substantia nigra
Part of Midbrain, Basal ganglia

The substantia nigra is a part of the brain. This is the part of the midbrain that produces dopamine involved in movement. It is involved in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's Disease.

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