Basal ganglia dysfunction is a problem with the basal ganglia, the deep brain structures that help start and control movement.
Conditions that cause injury to the brain can damage the basal ganglia. Such conditions include:
Many brain disorders are associated with basal ganglia dysfunction. They include:
This list may not be all-inclusive.
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