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noun 
  1. The name given to the dopaminergic pars in the tegmentum, which is naturally colored black.
  1. Another part is the pars reticulata GABAergic close to pallidum
    1. The nucleus which is damaged in the brain of Parkinson's and Parkinsonian patients.
Etymology: Directly from latin meaning the black body or substance.


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