The functional organization of the basal forebrain cholinergic system in primates and the role of this system in Alzheimer's disease

D. L. Price, L. C. Cork, R. G. Struble

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The present review focuses on the anatomy and physiology of the forebrain cholinergic system in primates, the effects of aging on this system, the consequences of experimental lesions of the primate basal forebrain, and the changes occurring in this neuronal population in AD, in aged individuals with Down's syndrome and in certain demented patients with Parkinson's disease (PD).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-295
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
VolumeVOL. 444
Publication statusPublished - 1985


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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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