Midbrain tegmentum

Midbrain tegmentum
Brain: Midbrain tegmentum
Transverse section of mid-brain at level of superior colliculi. ("Tegmentum" visible center right.)
Section through superior colliculus showing path of oculomotor nerve. (Tegmentum not labeled, but surrounding structures more clearly defined.)
Latin Tegmentum Mesencephali
Gray's subject #188 802
Part of Midbrain
NeuroNames hier-482
MeSH Tegmentum+Mesencephali
NeuroLex ID birnlex_1200

The midbrain tegmentum is the part of the midbrain extending from the substantia nigra to the cerebral aqueduct in a horizontal section of the midbrain. It forms the floor of the midbrain which surrounds the cerebral aqueduct.

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  • tegmentum — noun (plural tegmenta) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin tegumentum, tegmentum, covering, from tegere Date: 1832 an anatomical covering ; tegmen; especially the part of the ventral midbrain above the substantia nigra formed of longitudinal white… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tegmentum — teg·men·tum (tĕg mĕnʹtəm) n. 1. See tegmen. 2. A part of the midbrain consisting of white fibers running lengthwise through gray matter.   [Latin tegumentum, tegmentum, covering, from tegere, to cover. See (s)teg .   teg·menʹtal ( təl) adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • midbrain — noun Date: 1864 the middle of the three primary divisions of the developing vertebrate brain or the corresponding part of the adult brain between the forebrain and hindbrain that includes the tectum, tegmentum, and substantia nigra called also… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • midbrain — noun A part of the brain located rostral to the pons and caudal to the thalamus and the basal ganglia, composed of the tectum (dorsal portion) and the tegmentum (ventral portion). Syn: mesencephalon …   Wiktionary

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