A magnetic resonance image study of age-related changes in human putamen nuclei

W. M. McDonald, M. Husain, P. M. Doraiswamy, G. Figiel, O. Boyko, K. R R Krishnan

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Abstract

Putamen nuclei were assessed in 36 normal volunteers using magnetic resonance imaging and a systematic sampling method. There was a significant decrease in the volume of the putamen nuclei with advancing age (r = -0.74, p < 0.0001), and an associated decline in the volume of the caudate nuclei (r = 0.60, p < 0.0001). The implications of these findings in age-associated motor abnormalities are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
JournalNeuroReport
Volume2
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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McDonald, W. M., Husain, M., Doraiswamy, P. M., Figiel, G., Boyko, O., & Krishnan, K. R. R. (1991). A magnetic resonance image study of age-related changes in human putamen nuclei. NeuroReport, 2(1), 57-60.