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Neuro subthalamic nucleus

Does subthalamic nucleus supply same side or opposite side of body movement?
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i think its the opposite side
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Corpus Striatum, Globus pallidus, Substantia nigra, Subthalamic nucleus, These are all part of basal ganglia circuitry.................which controls the ipsilateral cerebral cortex....................thereby controlling the contralateral part of the body. So lesion involving the subthalamic nucleus of one side usually seen in haemorrhagic stroke in hypertensive patient will result in increased excitatory activity of the direct pathway of basal ganglia circuitry and thereby hemiballismus (wild,flinging movement) in the contralateral side of the body.
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