mesencephalic tegmentum


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mes·en·ce·phal·ic teg·men·tum

that major part of the substance of the mesencephalon or midbrain that extends from the substantia nigra to the level of the cerebral aqueduct.

mes·en·ce·phal·ic teg·men·tum

(mes'en-se-fal'ik teg-men'tŭm)
That major part of the substance of the mesencephalon or midbrain that extends from the substantia nigra to the level of the cerebral aqueduct.
Synonym(s): tegmentum (2) .

tegmentum

pl. tegmenta [L.] a covering.

mesencephalic tegmentum
part of the mesencephalon, the midbrain; contains the motor nuclei of the oculomotor and trochlear nerves, the red nucleus and the reticular formation.