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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
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