ventral tegmental area


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  • ventral tegmental area — the part of the mesencephalon lying medial to the substantia nigra and containing large numbers of dopaminergic neurons; it sends projections to various limbic structures and the cerebral cortex …   Medical dictionary

  • Ventral tegmentum — Infobox Brain Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Transverse section of mid brain at level of superior colliculi. (Tegmentum labeled at center right.) Caption2 = IsPartOf = Components = Artery = Vein = BrainInfoType = hier… …   Wikipedia

  • tegmental — adjective Of or pertaining to tegmentum or the ventral portion of the mesencephalon The projections to the frontal lobe that are damaged in schizophrenia originate in the ventral tegmental area …   Wiktionary

  • Tegmental pontine reticular nucleus — Brain: Tegmental pontine reticular nucleus Latin nucleus reticularis tegmenti pontis NeuroNames hier 563 The tegmental pontine reticular nucleus (or pontine reticular nucleus of the tegmentum) is an area within the floor of the midbrain. This… …   Wikipedia

  • Ventral reticular nucleus — Brain: Ventral reticular nucleus Latin nucleus reticularis ventralis NeuroNames hier 730 The ventral reticular nucleus is a continuation of the parvocellular nucleus in the brainstem. The ventral reticular nucleus has been shown to receive… …   Wikipedia

  • Pretectal area — Brain: Pretectal area Latin area pretectalis NeuroNames hier 450 The pretectum, also known as the pretectal area, is a region of neurons found between the thalamus and midbrain. It receives binocular sensory input from …   Wikipedia

  • Laterodorsal tegmental nucleus — Infobox Brain Name = PAGENAME Latin = nucleus tegmentalis posterolateralis GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Caption2 = IsPartOf = Components = Artery = Vein = BrainInfoType = ancil BrainInfoNumber = 282 MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = n… …   Wikipedia

  • VTA — ventral tegmental area …   Medical dictionary

  • VTA — • ventral tegmental area …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • Dopamine — For other uses, see Dopamine (disambiguation). Dopamine …   Wikipedia

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