mesencephalic tegmentum

(redirected from tegmentum of midbrain)

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.